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2 men, 29 and 47, plead guilty in red snapper sale

2 years 1 month 3 days ago October 31, 2014 Oct 31, 2014 Friday, October 31 2014 October 31, 2014 9:29 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says two Bridge City men have been ordered to pay more than $3,000 for illegal red snapper sales in Jefferson Parish.

Spokesman Adam Einck says wildlife agents bought a total of 655 pounds of red snapper from 29-year-old Yoan Hernandez and 47-year-old Manuel Hernandez, who both pleaded guilty.

He says a parish judge ordered them Tuesday to pay $1,650 in restitution to the state. Yoan Hernandez was fined $835.50 and Manual Hernandez was fined $715.50. Each got a suspended 60-day jail term.

Agents cited them with three counts each of five offenses: not having federal reef fish permits or individual fish quotas for red snapper, selling fish without wholesale retail licenses, and failing to maintain records or to complete commercial trip tickets.

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