- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two Louisiana men have been cited for allegedly trawling for shrimp during a closed season in Terrebonne Parish.

The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division said Monday that agents on patrol Friday in Caillou Bay near Bayou De West in inside state waters reported seeing a commercial shrimping vessel actively trawling for shrimp. Agents boarded the vessel and seized 177 pounds of shrimp and the vessels two trawls.

Cited were 28-year-old Justin Griffin, of Theriot, and 21-year-old Spencer Callahan, of Dulac.

Taking shrimp in a closed season brings a $400 to $900 fine and up to 120 days in jail.

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