Theriot man cited for keeping undersized shrimp

A Theriot man was cited for catching undersized white shrimp in Terrebonne Parish.

On August 20, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents cited Clevis Dehart, 35, of Theriot, after he was found in possession of undersized white shrimp.

Agents got information from a captain on that date about a captain of a shrimping vessel catching undersized white shrimp in Dog Lake in Terrebonne.

Agents were on patrol in Dog Laker when they located a vessel actively skimming for shrimp.

Agents boarded the vessel and found Dehart as the captain. They inspected the catch onboard and found undersized white shrimp. Louisiana law states that fishermen cannot possess any white shrimp over 100 count to the pound until Oct. 15.

Agents seized 315 pounds of shrimp and donated them to a local charity.

Possession of undersized white shrimp brings a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. Dehart may also face civil restitution totaling $809 for the replacement value of the illegally taken shrimp.