Last Modified: Thursday, July 04, 2013 6:03 PM
LAKE CHARLES (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has seized 700 pounds of shrimp illegally caught in Louisiana on Monday.
The Coast Guard says in a news release that authorities found the crew of the fishing vessel Waymaker did not have the documentation or equipment required by law, including a working horn.
Authorities say in addition to not having the required Gulf of Mexico shrimp permit, the Waymaker was not using turtle exclusion devices in its shrimp trawls. The crew was also cited for a shortage of working fire extinguishers and lack of a functioning horn.
The Coast Guard says the vessel was stopped on a routine patrol when the violations were discovered.
The NOAA ship registry shows the Waymaker registered to a private owner in Lake Charles.
Posted By: Mac Willis On: 7/5/2013
Title: Sam's Right
We have so many issues facing south west La and a fishing violation is headline news.....how about covering some of the financial inconsistencies going on at local governmental agencies. Time to look hard the port, the city and parish governments waste of tax dollars....where is the reporting on the previously mentioned annual audits that will be alarming to some people in our community. Not to mention all the environmental waste that the POLC is trying to cover up , all located at the City docks and BT-1 in Sulphur and most probably worst that EDC spill at Conoco. if those people on general wainwright think they have it bad, try going down to the end of Bayou D'inge Road sometimes and seeing the Matterhorn of green and petroleum coke piles with no containment to suppress dust or enter groundwater. Sad State of affairs when they POLC staff is in denial and lie on they discharge permits wit the state DEQ to same some money.
Posted By: Samuel Smithes On: 7/5/2013
Title: OH MY GOD
WHO CARES ABOUT SHRIMP! My God this paper is pathetic. TOP STORY: SHRIMP CAUGHT ILLEGALLY! What a joke.