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...

2 Puerto Rico fishermen caught fishing illegally in managed fishing area off Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

2 Puerto Rico fishermen caught fishing illegally in managed fishing area off Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans interdicted two Puerto Rico fishermen Thursday and seized their catch after they were found to be fishing illegally inside “Abrir La Sierra Bank,” 14 nautical miles southeast of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. During a separate incident Thursday, the crew of the Raymond Evans also seized five illegal fishing pots that had been deployed in Tourmaline...

Coast Guard assists with sea turtle release off NC coast

Coast Guard assists with sea turtle release off NC coast
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island out of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, in cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, helped release 19 rehabilitated sea turtles Dec. 15, off the North Carolina coast. A North Carolina Aquarium employee, NCWRC employee and family of the Coast Guard crew joined the voyage where species of turtle including Kemp’s...

Coast Guard intercepts Mexicans poaching South Texas waters

Coast Guard intercepts Mexicans poaching South Texas waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew poaching in South Texas Monday morning. At approximately 10 a.m. Monday, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi sighted a Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha, 29 miles offshore of South Padre Island and 1 mile north of the United States/Mexico maritime border with fishing...

Coast Guard transports 85 endangered sea turtles to Gulfport, Mississippi

Coast Guard transports 85 endangered sea turtles to Gulfport, Mississippi
NEW YORK – Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod’s HC-144A Ocean Sentry class aircraft landed smoothly at Otis Air Force Base, signaling the final step in completing a sea turtle transportation mission, which began on Dec. 15, 2014. With post-landing checks completed, the crew, consisting of five Coast Guardsmen and two members of the New England Aquarium, departed the aircraft having just successfully...

Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento transports orphaned baby sea lion

Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento transports orphaned baby sea lion
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard worked with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration to transport a baby orphaned Stellar Sea Lion from Seattle to Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, where it will be in the care of staff members from The Marine Mammal Center. At approximately 11:30 a.m., a Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento aircrew along with members from TMMC arrived in Seattle from Sacramento...