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...

Coast Guard, Navy complete joint fisheries patrol in Oceania

Coast Guard, Navy complete joint fisheries patrol in Oceania
U.S. Coast Guardsmen from Coast Guard Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team, Law Enforcement Detachment 108 and Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance  debark a rigid-hull inflatable boat. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Navy completed a 40-day joint mission in the Central and South Pacific under the...

Coast Guard rescues sea turtle west of Longboat Key, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues sea turtle west of Longboat Key, Fla.
CORTEZ, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued a sea turtle tangelled in crab pot rigging west of Longboat Key, Florida, Thursday. At 9:06 a.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Cortez received a call from a Good Samaritan reporting a sea turtle was in danger. A 29-foot Response Boat-Small-II from the station was launched and arrived on scene to find the turtle tangled in crab pot rigging. Crewmembers...

Coast Guard rescues injured sea turtle in Tampa Bay, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues injured sea turtle in Tampa Bay, Fla.
Crewmembers from Aids to Navigation Team St. Petersburg, Florida, rescued an injured loggerhead sea turtle in the Tampa Bay, Florida, Monday, May 9, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued an injured sea turtle in the Tampa Bay, Fla., Monday. At around 11:30 a.m. crewmembers from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team St. Petersburg, were returning from servicing...

Coast Guard, NOAA resolve closed area fishing cases for $80,000

Coast Guard, NOAA resolve closed area fishing cases for $80,000
BOSTON — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently resolved two civil penalty cases with two separate fishing vessel owners who violated the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act when their crews were found fishing in closed areas. There are five closed fishing areas in New England that cover about 8,000 square miles of protected waters. Closed areas aim to...

Coast Guard Station Freeport seizes 488 red snapper illegally caught off Texas coast

Coast Guard Station Freeport seizes 488 red snapper illegally caught off Texas coast
Coast Guard crews boarded a recreational fishing boat and found coolers containing 488 red snapper that were caught illegally in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday, March 26, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo. HOUSTON — Coast Guard crews stopped a recreational boat with approximately 1,900 pounds of red snapper Saturday, which was illegally caught in the Gulf of Mexico off Freeport and Galveston. During a...

Coast Guard, Navy complete joint fisheries patrol in Oceania, promote regional stability

Coast Guard, Navy complete joint fisheries patrol in Oceania, promote regional stability
PACIFIC OCEAN – The guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) transits the Pacific Ocean while investigating a shipping vessel.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Emiline L. M. Senn) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Navy completed a 33-day joint mission in the Central and South Pacific under the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative to combat transnational...

Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island returns home from successful fisheries patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island returns home from successful fisheries patrol
A boarding team from the USCGC Galveston Island approaches the fishing vessel Lady Ann Margaret  March, 4, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Calsea Clemens) HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island (WPB 1349), a 110-foot patrol boat homeported in Honolulu, returned to Coast Guard Base Honolulu after a week long fisheries patrol in the Pacific Ocean, Sunday. “This...

Coast Guard, Hawaii Department of Natural Resources conduct Operation Kohola Guardian patrol off Maui

Coast Guard, Hawaii Department of Natural Resources conduct Operation Kohola Guardian patrol off Maui
Coast Guard members from Station Maui and the USCGC Kiska (WPB 1336) conduct a joint patrol for Operation Kohola Guardian  Feb. 11, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/Released) LAHAINA, Maui — Coast Guard crews with Hawaii Department of Natural Resources conservation officers conducted joint patrols off Maui Thursday in conjunction with Operation Kohola Guardian. Through...