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Two inshore shrimpers busted for fishing during closed season, one with running lights off

Due to the unseasonably warm winter and spring, brown shrimp have grown quickly in Louisiana’s marshes, and some shrimpers have been trying to get a jump on their competition. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents say they busted two shrimpers Saturday who were using skimmer nets in English Bay near Buras even though the inshore season won’t open for several more weeks. According to the department, the men were pulling their nets at 10:30 p.m. without the boat’s navigation lights on. Agents cited John Berthelot, 37, of Covington, and Juan Cruz, 38, of Marrero, for using skimmers during a closed season. Agents also cited Berthelot for improper navigation lights. click here to read the story 10:08

As someone said Another black eye for real fishermen – Man charged on warrants after raid on boat

gdt iconPolice, acting on a tip, arrested a Maine man on a boat Tuesday on warrants from his home state after a raid on two boats that did not turn up drugs, but signs that crew members had  been using heroin. Police first responded to a report of a “brick” of heroin aboard the F/V Orion, which was tied up next to the vessel Capt. Joe at the Jodrey State Fish Pier around 10 p.m. unfortunately, [email protected] 23:58

Rec guys throw a party for the warden’s! Sport boat captain and crew busted in MPA

Anglers aboard a passenger sportfishing boat and some others in private vessels probably were celebrating one of the best fishing days they ever had on the water last Sunday. Unfortunately for the anglers, the day was too good to be true. Whether you’re fishing from a private boat or a passenger sportfishing vessel, now is not the time to be caught in marine protected areas in California. continued