Gretna fisherman pleads guilty to illegal fishing and could face five years in prison

Posted on November 10, 2011 by Allen Powell II, NOLA

A Gretna fisherman has pleaded guilty in federal court to exceeding the legal limit for redfish on a trip last year, and could face five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Blake Mitchell, 26, admitted to allowing several Tennessee men to exceed the legal limit of five redfish per person while on a duck hunting and bowfishing trip in January 2010.

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