Two Louisiana men have been arrested by wildlife agents for allegedly shocking fish on the Bouef River.
Authorities said Tyler Gilmore, 22, of Fort Necessity, and Derek Guillot, 30, of Winnsboro, were cited July 2 for taking fish using illegal methods after they were found with a shocking device.
Wildlife and Fisheries Sgt. Albert Tarver said Guillot and Gilmore were found in Boeuf River with 13 catfish believed taken with the device.
Monday is the last day this year for recreational anglers to catch red snapper.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the recreational red snapper season will close at 11:59 p.m. Monday — two minutes before the federal season closes.
State officials say they chose the earlier time for clarity and ease of enforcement.
Federal waters are scheduled to remain closed until June 1, 2013.
The Louisiana State Police and the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are exploring the possibility of a joint training academy as a way to recruit new officers and reduce agency costs.
State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson said Wednesday that no date has been set for a possible class, according to The Times-Picayune.
Both agencies haven't held training academies because of the state's budget troubles.