DWF Cites Three for Fishing with Casting Net

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited three men for alleged game fish violations in Iberville Parish on Oct. 22.

Agents cited Van P. Nguyen, 54, of Denham Springs, Van V. Nghien, 50, of Baton Rouge, and Lu V. Do, 68, of Baton Rouge, for taking game fish illegally.

Agents received a complaint about the men illegally using cast nets to catch game fish in the Work Canal near Ramah. Agents investigated the complaint and made contact with the men in their vessel.

Agents found the men in possession of three cast nets, 83 crappie, 18 black bass and 32 bream.

Agents seized all three nets and fish that perished. The seized fish were donated to a local charity.

Taking or possessing game fish illegally brings a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. The men may also face civil restitution totaling $581.24 for the replacement value of the illegally taken fish.

Agents participating in the case are Sgt. Thomas Ashley, Sgt. Channing Duvall and Senior Agent Nelson Kennerson.

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