2 men arrested for alleged crab violations

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BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) – Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents have arrested two men for alleged commercial crab violations in Plaquemines Parish.

Agents says 45-year-old Jesse James Gainey, of Marrero, and 50-year-old Clayton Palmasano, of Gretna, were arrested Wednesday for allegedly removing the contents of crab traps, failing to mark crab traps and theft of crab traps.

Gainey and Palmasano were arrested after agents set up surveillance on a line of crab traps in Grandpa Bayou.Agents returned 100 pounds of crabs to the water and seized six crab traps.

Both men were arrested and booked into the Plaquemines Parish jail.It was unclear whether the men have attorneys.

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