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,...

Cutter KUKUI returns from 42-day Western, Central Pacific patrol

Cutter KUKUI returns from 42-day Western, Central Pacific patrol
Crewmembers aboard USCGC Kukui (WLB 203) conduct maintenance on a navigation buoy while on a 42-day law enforcement and fisheries patrol in the Pacific Ocean July 1, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Kukui crew returned home to Honolulu Monday after a 42-day patrol of the Western and Central Pacific to enforce federal fishing regulations of highly migratory...

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...

4 Mexicans apprehended off Texas Coast with red snapper, sharks

4 Mexicans apprehended off Texas Coast with red snapper, sharks
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack stopa lanchas sighted fishing in U.S. waters near the maritime border with Mexico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard cutter crews caught four Mexican nationals illegally fishing in U.S. Waters off Texas Wednesday. Tuesday at 10:53 p.m., the Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack’s crew sighted a potential lancha, or Mexican fishing boat,...

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...

Coast Guard seizes Mexican boat suspected of poaching in U.S.waters

Coast Guard seizes Mexican boat suspected of poaching in U.S.waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard Cutter Venturous crews spotted and intercepted a Mexican boat suspected of poaching fish from U.S. waters off South Texas, Thursday. At approximately 11:30 p.m., crews on the Cutter Venturous spotted four lanchas approximately 11 miles north of the U.S. and Mexico maritime border and 31 miles offshore inside the Exclusive Economic Zone. A law enforcement boat...

Coast Guard seizes Mexican boat poaching in U.S. water

Coast Guard seizes Mexican boat poaching in U.S. water
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Mexican boat poaching fish in U.S. waters off South Texas was seized Saturday, after it was spotted by a Coast Guard aircraft and intercepted by a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station South Padre Island. The lancha was one of five spotted in the area. At approximately 4 p.m., a Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon aircrew spotted five lanchas fishing north of the U.S. and Mexico maritime...

Coast Guard finds, releases illegally caught shark near Mexican border

Coast Guard finds, releases illegally caught shark near Mexican border
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team, working with Operation Sea Serpent, recovered shark and eel suspected of being illegally caught by two Mexican lanchas on longline gear Sunday. A Coast Guard Cutter located two Mexican lanchas approximately 10 miles offshore from South Padre Island in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. The cutter was unable to intercept them...