Coast Guard interdicts lancha illegally fishing in US

Coast Guard interdicts lancha illegally fishing in US
Coast Guard crews stopped a lancha near the U.S./Mexico border and 194 red snapper totaling 540 pounds, and illegal fishing gear were seized. . U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard Station South Padre Island law enforcement crews successfully detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha crew illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas Saturday morning. A lancha is a...

Coast Guard interdicts 4 lanchas over 3 day period

Coast Guard interdicts 4 lanchas over 3 day period
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews were very active this weekend as they successfully detected and interdicted 4 Mexican lancha boats illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas. A lancha is a Mexican fishing boat that is approximately 20-30 feet long with a slender profile, has one outboard motor, is capable of traveling at speeds exceeding 30 miles per hour,...

Whales spotted in NY Harbor, Coast Guard reminds boaters to slow down and stay alert

Whales spotted in NY Harbor, Coast Guard reminds boaters to slow down and stay alert
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is urging mariners in New York Harbor to exercise caution by slowing down to a safe speed and keeping a sharp lookout due to the continued presence of one or more humpback whales in the area. One or more humpbacks are believed to be in the harbor with one in particular frequenting the waters of the Hudson River near Liberty Island and traveling as far north as the George...

Coast Guard transports pregnant manatee to Florida following rescue from cold Massachusetts waters

Coast Guard transports pregnant manatee to Florida following rescue from cold Massachusetts waters
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Jay Law checks the manatees condition in the HC-144 Ocean Sentry cargo area , Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J Groll) BOSTON — The Coast Guard teamed up with multiple animal rescue teams to transport a pregnant manatee Tuesday from Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut, to SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. Expert...

Federal, state agencies ensure safe and legal Halibut Derby off Pacific Northwest coast

Federal, state agencies ensure safe and legal Halibut Derby off Pacific Northwest coast
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard and its partner agencies National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Oregon State Police and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife conducted a coordinated law enforcement effort throughout the three-day Halibut Derby ensuring safe and legal fishing among the fishing fleets from northern Oregon and southern Washington. The combined efforts of the partner...

Coast Guard rescues dolphin in Back Bay

Coast Guard rescues dolphin in Back Bay
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a dolphin Thursday after it landed in a boat in Back Bay. At 1 a.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach received a call from a man who stated he witnessed a 7-foot dolphin jump out of the water and land in the dinghy attached to his sailboat. The Coast Guard in coordination with a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...

Coast Guard Cutter Cypress crew, NOAA, IMMS release pygmy killer whales

Coast Guard Cutter Cypress crew, NOAA, IMMS release pygmy killer whales
Personnel from the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies, NOAA, Navy Marine Mammal Program and U.S. Coast Guard onboard Coast Guard Cutter Cypress prepare to release two pygmy killer whales in the Gulf Coast, July 11, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston. NEW ORLEANS – Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress assisted the Institute for Marine Mamma Studies...

Coast Guard releases two rehabilitated elephant seal pups

Coast Guard releases two rehabilitated elephant seal pups
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen. LOS ANGELES —Coast Guard members from Station Channel Islands Harbor assisted members of the California Wildlife Commission to release two rehabilitated elephant seal pups back into the wild near Santa Cruz Island on July 12, 2016. The elephant seal pups were being treated at the California Wildlife Center’s rehabilitation site...

Coast Guard, Center for Coastal Studies free entangled leatherback turtle near Woods Hole

Coast Guard, Center for Coastal Studies free entangled leatherback turtle near Woods Hole
An entangled leatherback turtle is pictured along side a Coast Guard 45-foot rescue boat, wrapped in line from a lobster pto. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard along with entanglement response personnel from the Center for Coastal Studies freed a leatherback turtle Sunday morning after it was reported wrapped in fishing line near Woods Hole. At approximately 8:15 a.m. the Coast Guard...