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LA Wildlife Agents Cite Non-Resident for Illegal Fishing

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Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents cited an Alabama resident for several different offenses on June 22, 2023 in Plaquemines Parish.

According to a report from LDWF, Sang Huynh, 48, of Bayou La Batre, Alabama, was cited for taking game fish using illegal methods, taking over the limit of Spanish mackerel, and for not possessing non-resident basic and saltwater fishing licenses.

The alleged offender was operating a large shrimp vessel when agents made these discoveries.

While coming aboard and inspecting the vessel, agents discovered 97 Spanish mackerel, which is 82 over the limit of 15.

Huynh had allegedly also caught 2 red drum, 3 flounder, 51 harvest or butter fish, and 80 channel mullet.

The fish were reportedly illegally caught using shrimp trawls.

According to reports, “Failing to possess basic and saltwater non-resident fishing licenses and over limit of Spanish mackerel brings up to a $350 fine for each offense.  Taking red drum using illegal methods carries up to a $750 fine. Huynh also faces civil restitution totaling $208 for the replacement value of the illegally possessed fish.”

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