Coast Guard transports 5 endangered sea turtles to Miami for rehabilitation

Coast Guard transports 5 endangered sea turtles to Miami for rehabilitation
MIAMI — A Coast Guard aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, transports five endangered Loggerhead sea turtles to Miami Wednesday. Sea turtles, including Loggerheads, feed in Cape Cod Bay during the summer months and frequently become trapped by the geography of the Cape Cod pennisula, which prevents them from swimming south as colder weather arrives in the fall.  All sea...

Coast Guard seizes 281 red snapper from lancha near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard seizes 281 red snapper from lancha near South Padre Island, Texas
Two-hundred-and-eighty-one illegally caught northern red snapper are displayed for counting at Station South Padre Island Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard boat crew seized 1,076 pounds of northern red snapper illegally caught by a Mexican fishing boat poaching in waters off South Padre Island early Thursday morning. At approximately 2:40 a.m., Coast Guard South Padre...

Coast Guard Cutter Cushing crew helps release 130 turtles

Coast Guard Cutter Cushing crew helps release 130 turtles
Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan W. Kwedar’s son, Peyton, stands aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Cushing near rehabilitated sea turtles about to be released Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton) ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted with the release of 130 sea turtles Thursday into Gulf Stream waters off the Outer Banks. The crew of the Coast...

Coast Guard seizes more than 3,000 pounds of shark, snapper from multiple lanchas in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard seizes more than 3,000 pounds of shark, snapper from multiple lanchas in Gulf of Mexico
This is a panoramic photo of Station South Padre Island and local cutters near sharks and red snapper seized from illegal fishermen in Gulf Coast waters, Jan. 8, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized 3,249 pounds of illegal catch from three Mexican fishing boats poaching in waters off South Padre Island early Friday morning. At...

Coast Guard, National Park Service rescue sea turtles along Outer Banks, NC beaches

Coast Guard, National Park Service rescue sea turtles along Outer Banks, NC beaches
Sea turtles recover aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cushing after suffering cold shock Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, along the Outer Banks.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cushing) ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted in rescuing 217 sea turtles Thursday with National Park Service personnel off beaches along the Outer Banks. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cushing watchstanders...

Coast Guard Auxiliary rescues endangered, cold-stunned turtles from Cape Cod shores

Coast Guard Auxiliary rescues endangered, cold-stunned turtles from Cape Cod shores
A recently rescued Kemp’s ridley turtle swims in a tank before being taken out and flown to Florida Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell) Boston – Kemp’s Ridley turtles come up to northeast waters in summer and become trapped in the elbow of the Cape’s arm as water cools in the fall. These cold-blooded reptiles experience a...

Coast Guard assists Washington, Oregon Departments of Fish and Wildlife patrol crab opening

Coast Guard assists Washington, Oregon Departments of Fish and Wildlife patrol crab opening
Petty Officer 3rd Class Shannon Fieste (center), from Coast Guard Guard Air Station Sacramento, Calif., controls a thermal-imaging camera assists Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Officer Todd Deilman (top) and Oregon State Trooper Trygve Klepp Jan. 1, 2016.. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read) ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard assisted representatives of the Washington...

Coast Guard issues 2 striped bass violations in 2 days off South Jersey

Coast Guard issues 2 striped bass violations in 2 days off South Jersey
CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard issued violations Tuesday and Wednesday during two separate cases off Cape May due to the possession of Atlantic striped bass within the exclusive economic zone. Coast Guard law enforcement crews conduct boardings on a routine basis throughout the Mid-Atlantic and place an emphasis on the protection of the Atlantic striped bass against commercial and recreational...

Coast Guard saves 50 sharks caught illegally off South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard saves 50 sharks caught illegally off South Padre Island, Texas
A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island, Texas, boat crew frees a shark from illegal gill net Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard freed 50 living sharks and two tripletail Tuesday, from illegal longline gear and gill net that was found about 400 yards offshore, near South Padre Island. Five dead sharks were also caught in the illegal fishing gear. At...