Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US
A lancha and fishing gear were seized and brought back to shore after Coast Guard crews stopped the lancha, with a total of five Mexican fishermen who admitted to fishing illegally, in U.S. waters off Texas March 23, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew illegally fishing in U.S. waters off Southern...

Coast Guard, Navy conduct joint Oceania Maritime Security Initiative mission

Coast Guard, Navy conduct joint Oceania Maritime Security Initiative mission
Members from U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 103 approach a foreign flagged fishing vessel during an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) boarding mission.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny Kelley) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Navy completed a 18-day joint mission in the Central and South Pacific under the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha with 300 red snapper

Coast Guard interdicts lancha with 300 red snapper
A lancha, or Mexican fishing boat, was seized along with 300 red snapper, 3 shark and fishing gear, near the U.S./Mexico border after the Coast Guard caught four men aboard the boat illegally fishing in U.S. territorial waters Feb. 24, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews successfully detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat with four Mexican...

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...