Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Enforcement Division agents cited two men for alleged charter guide fishing violations in Plaquemines Parish on Oct. 24.
Agents cited Jeremy D. Roussel, 39, of Metairie, and Ryan Arceneaux, 37, of Buras, for not possessing a charter guide license and failing to provide proof of liability insurance.
Agents were on patrol in Port Sulphur working bow fishing charters when Roussel and Arceneaux were stopped separately working for separate companies with paying customers. This is Roussel’s fourth offense for not having the required charter guide licenses required by the state of Louisiana.
LDWF requires all charter fishermen to have a U.S. Coast Guard Captains License, a charter boat fishing guide license issued by LDWF and proof of at least $300,000 liability insurance all in their possession while on the water and fishing.
First offense of not possessing a charter guide license and the required insurance carries up to a $950 fine and 120 days in jail for each offense. For the third offense and all subsequent offenses of not possessing a charter guide license brings a $1,000 to $5,000 fine and 180 days to two years in jail.
Agents participating in the case are Lt. Adam Young and Senior Agent Kyle Haydel.