Critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals returned to Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals returned to Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Crew members from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point assist with offloading crates for two female Hawaiian Monk Seal off of an HC-130 Hercules airplane in Kona, Hawaii, March 18, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle) HONOLULU — Two critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals (Neomonachus schauinslandi) were successfully returned to Papahānaumokuākea Marine National...

Coast Guard seizes Mexican fishing boat and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear

Coast Guard seizes Mexican fishing boat and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear
Coast Guard crews in South Padre Island seized a Mexican fishing boat and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear in the waters off South Texas waters March 23, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized a Mexican fishing boat and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear in the waters off South Texas waters Monday morning. At approximately 2:30 a.m., the...

Coast Guard pursues Mexican lanchas poaching off South Texas

Coast Guard pursues Mexican lanchas poaching off South Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard pursued two Mexican fishing crews in the waters off South Texas on Friday afternoon, interdicting one of them. At approximately 2 p.m., an aircrew aboard a Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter spotted a Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha, poaching fish approximately 10.5 miles north of the U.S./Mexico maritime border and...

Coast Guard Cutter Heron seizes red snapper from commercial shrimp vessel off South Texas

Coast Guard Cutter Heron seizes red snapper from commercial shrimp vessel off South Texas
Cutter Heron Logo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Heron seized approximately 120 red snapper from the U.S. flagged shrimping vessel Capt. Wallace B from Brownsville, Texas on Tuesday. At approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, the Heron was on a routine patrol when they conducted a law enforcement boarding on the fishing boat Capt. Wallace B and discovered the...

Coast Guard engages multiple lanchas in several high-speed pursuits

Coast Guard engages multiple lanchas in several high-speed pursuits
Air Station Corpus Christi and Station South Padre Island chase down a lancha fishing illegally in U.S. waters March 13, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Corpus Christi.CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews pursued four separate Mexican fishing crews in the waters off South Texas for more than 3 hours Friday morning. At approximately 9 a.m., an Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin...

A unique rescue operation saves two endangered sea turtles

A unique rescue operation saves two endangered sea turtles
Seaman Brandon Groshens and crew members of the Coast Guard Cutter Alert work to free to Olive Ridley sea turtles entangled in a bundle of fishing gear off Central America Feb. 10, 2015. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Marissa Massey) Story by Lt. Donnie Brzuska ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard Cutter Alert from Astoria conducted a unique rescue while on a counter narcotics patrol in...

Coast Guard interdicts Mexican fishing crew poaching red snapper in U.S. waters

Coast Guard interdicts Mexican fishing crew poaching red snapper in U.S. waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew in the waters off South Texas with approximately 475 pounds of illegally caught red snapper, Sunday afternoon. While on a routine patrol, a Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-foot law enforcement boatcrew sighted a Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha, approximately two miles north of the U.S./Mexico maritime...

Coast Guard interdicts another Mexican fishing crew poaching in the Gulf of Mexico with 133 red snapper

Coast Guard interdicts another Mexican fishing crew poaching in the Gulf of Mexico with 133 red snapper
Red snapper seized by Coast Guard small boat crews during a lancha interdiction in South Texas waters Feb. 26, 2015.  CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew in the waters off South Texas early Thursday morning with 445 pounds of illegally caught red snapper. At approximately 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, a Customs and Border Protection aircrew alerted Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard transports endangered sea turtle from Oregon to California

Coast Guard transports endangered sea turtle from Oregon to California
The endangered olive ridley sea turtle, nicknamed Solstice, sits in her crate during transport from Newport, Ore., to San Diego, Feb. 24, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson.SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard transported an endangered olive ridley sea turtle from Newport, Oregon, to San Diego SeaWorld Rescue for rehabilitation, Tuesday. The turtle, nicknamed Solstice, was...