- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State wildlife and fisheries agents have cited nine men for alleged closed season shrimping in Terrebonne Parish.

While on patrol July 31, authorities say agents found three shrimp boats using skimmer nets during the closed season.

Agents cited Jeremy Bourg Jr., 19, of Chauvin and John Bourg, 48, of Houma, for using skimmer nets and seized 1,782 pounds of shrimp. Also cited were Adrian Lovell, 30; Rich Verrett, 49, and Shawn Parfait, 40, all of Houma, and Kent Guidroz Jr., 33, of Dulac. Agents also seized a combined 236 pounds of shrimp.

On Aug. 1, agents cited Roy Marris Jr., 57, of Westwego; Glenn Barrett, 22, of Gretna, and David Jeblonski, 25, of Marrero, for using skimmer nets and seized 614 pounds of shrimp.

Using skimmers during a closed shrimp season brings up to a $950 fine and 120 days in jail. In addition, a first conviction of shrimping during a closed season could result in revocation or suspension of the violator’s trawl, skimmer and butterfly gear licenses for one year.

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