Email, response to open-records’ request, Laura Russell, attorney, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, March 25, 2013

Editor’s note: After fielding this response to our request, we learned from the agency that the felony shown below was, in fact, a misdemeanor. No oyster-related felonies were charged in fiscal 2012, according to the department.

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Please see the tables below, which show citations for and dispositions of oyster-related offenses from 9/1/2011-8/31/201(2).  No jail time was assessed for any of the violations below.  Please let me know if you have any questions, and have a good afternoon.

 

 

Violation Code

Violation Description

# of citations

# of felony cases

1200

No commercial oyster fishermans license

0

 

1201

No sports oyster boat license

0

 

1202

No commercial oyster boat captains license

2

 

1203

No commercial oyster boat license

2

 

1204

Taking oysters from prohibited area

3

1

1208

Taking oysters in closed season

3

 

1210

Oystering at night

3

 

1211

Improper marking of private oyster beds

0

 

1212

Theft of oysters from private bed

0

 

1213

Interference with buoys or markers

0

 

1214

Sale of oysters taken by sport boat

1

 

Violation Code

Citation

Citation Disposition

Total Amount of fine

Amount Due to state

Amount Paid  to state

1202

1037770-1-1

01-Pending

 

 

 

 

986770-1-1

01-Pending

 

 

 

1203

1029469-1-1

01-Pending

 

 

 

 

1038356-1-1

21-Partial Payment

$1,000.00

$800.00

$100.00

1204

974397-1-1

31-Local Dismissal by Court

 

 

 

 

974398-1-1

31-Local Dismissal by Court

 

 

 

 

*974399-1-1

12-Fine Retained by County

$2,000.00

0

0

1208

972932-2-1

11-Fine and/or fee paid

$135.00

$114.75

$114.75

 

972933-2-1

11-Fine and/or fee paid

$135.00

$114.75

$114.75

 

984986-1-1

11-Fine and/or fee paid

$162.00

$127.50

$127.50

1210

1030341-1-1

01-Pending

 

 

 

 

1030342-1-1

01-Pending

 

 

 

 

1030343-1-1

01-Pending

 

 

 

1214

1055059-1-1

01-Pending

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Felony Case

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Russell

Attorney

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department