Illegal Fisherman Arrested In New Iberia

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 7:21pm

A New Iberia man is facing charges for catching fish illegally in the Atchafalaya Basin.

33 year old James Bourg is accused of using a shocking device to take home some 65 pounds of catfish.

The electrical current from those types of devices paralyze fish temporarily and makes them float to the surface.

Wildlife agents say Bourg shouldn't have been shocking fish in the first place.
Bourg is also in trouble for allegedly stealing crab traps in the basin.

Agents are still investigating.


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