Four shrimpers caught jumping the gun

Four Plaquemines Parish men sought to get a jump on their competition by shrimping in inshore waters Tuesday (May 10), according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The inshore shrimp season won’t open until May 23 at 6 a.m.

Agents say they saw the vessel Captain Bean actively shrimping with skimmers in the Bayou Grand Liard area near Buras around 9 p.m.

They cited Eulice J. Ordoyne Jr, 67, of Buras, and Trebor Fabiano, 33, of Belle Chasse, for using skimmers during a closed shrimp season. Additionally, Ordoyne was cited for using improper navigation lights.

Agents seized 60 pounds of shrimp.

That same evening at around 9:30, agents say they watched a boat use skimmers near Yellow Cotton Bay. After making contact with the vessel, agents cited Bradon Granger, 19, of Boothville, and Deiontae James, 19, of Venice, for using skimmers during a closed shrimp season. Granger was also cited for not using any of the required navigation lights.

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Jessica Hathaway

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 13 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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