Kentwood couple cited for possessing undersized seatrout
POSTED: Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 12:04am
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a Kentwood couple for alleged fishing violations on July 12 in Jefferson Parish.
While on a Joint Enforcement Agreement patrol, agents stopped a vessel in the Gulf of Mexico fishing along the beach in Jefferson Parish.
During the vessel inspection, agents found Chad Terrebonne, 30, and Nicole Terrebonne, 29, in possession of 49 spotted seatrout of which 40 were undersized. The legal minimum size limit for spotted seatrout is 12 inches.
Possession of undersized seatrout brings a $100 to $350 fine and up to 60 days in jail. The Terrebonne’s may also face a civil restitution penalty of $28.97 per undersized fish.