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...

Coast Guard Cutter Brant rescues 4 Mexican poachers from sinking boat

Coast Guard Cutter Brant rescues 4 Mexican poachers from sinking boat
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews rescued four Mexican nationals from their sinking boat Saturday, after they were spotted illegally fishing north of the U.S./Mexico maritime border. At approximately 8 p.m. Saturday, a crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Brant, an 87-foot coastal patrol boat, spotted a Mexican boatcrew poaching fish in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone, 30 miles off...

Mexican fishing vessel interdicted by South Texas Coast Guard crews

Mexican fishing vessel interdicted by South Texas Coast Guard crews
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted one Mexican fishing vessel, Friday, after observing the vessel’s crewmembers poaching in U.S. waters. At approximately 12:00 p.m., while on a routine patrol, a Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter spotted a lancha north of the United States – Mexico maritime border and offshore of South Padre...

3 miles of illegal long line seized by South Texas Coast Guard crews

3 miles of illegal long line seized by South Texas Coast Guard crews
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews seized a total of approximately 3 miles of long line fishing gear set by multiple Mexican fishermen operating illegally in U.S. waters over the past twenty-four hours. Friday night, Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack sighted multiple vessels moving at a high rate of speed southwards the maritime border. Unable to interdict the vessels, Amberjack returned to...

Coast Guard interdicts another Mexican fishing crew poaching in the Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard interdicts another Mexican fishing crew poaching in the Gulf of Mexico
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew poaching red snapper in the waters off South Texas late Tuesday night. At approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard Cutter Steelhead’s crew was on a patrol and sighted a Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha, on radar in U.S. waters. The Steelhead launched a law enforcement team from their small boat who confirmed...

Coast Guard interdicts more Mexican fisherman poaching in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard interdicts more Mexican fisherman poaching in Gulf of Mexico
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew who fled from authorities Sunday, after poaching shark, red snapper, and eel in the waters off South Texas. At approximately 12:30 p.m. Sunday, a Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew observed a Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha, 22 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico maritime boundary...

Coast Guard intercepts Mexican fishermen poaching in South Texas waters

Coast Guard intercepts Mexican fishermen poaching in South Texas waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew attempting to poach red snapper in South Texas Saturday night. At approximately 7 p.m. Saturday, the crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack sighted a Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha, heading north in U.S. waters. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders, diverted a Coast Guard Station South Padre...

Coast Guard, National Marine Fisheries Service seize 2,700 pounds of shrimp near Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard, National Marine Fisheries Service seize 2,700 pounds of shrimp near Cameron, Louisiana
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard along with the National Marine Fisheries Service seized 2,700 pounds of catch, Tuesday evening, after boarding a fishing vessel near the jetties off Cameron, Louisiana. A Coast Guard Station Lake Charles boarding team was on a routine boarding when they discovered the fishing vessel Kathleen Yvonne was not equipped with the legally required turtle excluder devices. The...