Officials seize illegal nets, hundreds of pounds of fish
Published: February 4,2013
BILOXI — Mississippi marine officers have seized 11 gill nets — a total of 1,310 feet — and 333 pounds of illegal red drum from a man who was removing fish from his nets off in the Ansley community in Hancock County.
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources says Herman William Rieux of Hancock County was cited on 11 counts of possession of non-biodegradable gill nets, 11 counts of possession of untagged gill nets, two counts of possession of commercially taken undersized red drum, one count for not having a commercial gill net license and one count of possession of bull red drum exceeding the daily bag limit.
Each count is punishable by a fine of $100 to $500.
The Marine Patrol acted on a tip that Rieux was illegally fishing.
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