Aug 28, 2013 9:25 AM by AP

3 cited for illegal oyster activity

State wildlife and fisheries agents have cited three men for alleged oyster and boating safety violations in Bayou Stephan in Plaquemines Parish.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' Enforcement Division says agents cited 32-year-old John Phillipe and 25-year-old Patrick Sylve, both of Port Sulphur and 32-year-old Jean Taylor, of Sparta, Tenn., for harvesting oysters during illegal hours, unlawfully removing oysters from a private lease, failing to have written permission, and violation of the emergency closure in effect from the 2010 BP oil spill.
Phillipe, the licensed captain, was also cited for twice violating the state's health code for not filling out his health department log book and vessel sanitation requirements. He was also cited for other violations including taking commercial fish without a vessel license and improper running lights.

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