Nine Cited For Oyster Violations in St. Bernard Parish

Release Date: 02/09/2019

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited three subjects for alleged oyster harvesting violations on Jan. 6 in Terrebonne Parish.

Agents cited Abelardo Carbajal, 55, Santa Carbajal, 50, and Spencer Calahan Jr., 25, all of Theriot, for taking oysters during a closed season on the Sister Lake Public Oyster Seed Reservation and taking oyster during illegal hours.

LDWF agents were on patrol when they observed a vessel in the Sister Lake Public Oyster Seed Reservation actively dredging for oysters around 11 p.m. on Jan. 6.

Agents stopped the vessel and found the three subjects in possession of 25 sacks of oysters.  Agents seized the oyster dredges and returned the oysters to the water.

The Sister Lake Public Oyster Seed Reservation is closed for the 2018/19 oyster season.

Taking oysters during a closed season brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail.  Taking oysters during illegal hours carries a $400 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail.

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