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« on: December 16, 2014, 06:24:46 PM »

GALVESTON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Jack Roady, DA

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Man sentenced to 70 days in county jail for possessing illegal gill nets
 
December 16, 2014
 
 
 
GALVESTON - On Tuesday, December 3, 2014, Judge John Grady of County Court at Law #1 found Audon Martinez guilty of Possession of an Illegal Fishing Device and sentenced him to 70 days in the Galveston County Jail.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Wardens Bobby Kana and Ray Canales reported that on November 13, 2014, Martinez and co-defendant Richard Mancuso were seen removing fish from illegal gill nets and loading the fish into a truck.  Wardens reported that they subsequently stopped the truck and found 121 fish inside.  Both men were charged with Possession of an Illegal Fishing Device.  The Wardens reported that another 127 fish were found in the gill nets when they were removed the following day.  The number of fish recovered far exceeded the amount permitted under the law.

Approximately two weeks after the incident, Martinez pled to the charged offense and was sentenced to 70 days in the Galveston County Jail.  Mancuso’s case is still pending. 

The District Attorney’s office will continue to aggressively prosecute cases of this nature.  Assistant District Attorney Jason Howell stated, “Illegal fishing is a far-reaching crime that impacts our area from both conservation and economic standpoints because fewer fish also means fewer fishermen visiting the coast.

The limit for flounder during this time of year is down to two fish. The Galveston County District Attorney’s Office is serious about stopping illegal fishing and we will continue working closely with Texas Parks and Wildlife to protect our natural resources for future generations.”
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2014, 09:50:11 PM »

Wonder what the sentencing would of been if the two men were in the country illegally, catching illegal fish, with illegal nets
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2014, 09:52:42 PM »

Should have hung him Angry  That's what they did to the fish Undecided Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2014, 09:53:44 PM »

Wonder what the sentencing would of been if the two men were in the country illegally, catching illegal fish, with illegal nets
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2015, 06:40:13 PM »

They should have gotten 70 years
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