Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted two Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off southern Texas Saturday morning and Sunday night. Coast Guard crews stopped two lanchas with a total of seven Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. Two lancha boats, including fishing gear, and 1,680 pounds of red snapper, grouper,...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews successfully detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew illegally fishing in federal waters Tuesday, off southern Texas. Tuesday afternoon, Coast Guard Station South Padre Island crews stopped the lancha and four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. The lancha, eight red snapper totaling 30 pounds, and illegal fishing gear...

Coast Guard releases illegally caught fish

Coast Guard releases illegally caught fish
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The crew of a Coast Guard Cutter, working with Operation Sea Serpent, recovered fish and shark caught illegally on longline gear by a Mexican lancha Friday in the Gulf of Mexico. The cutter’s crew located a Mexican lancha suspected of illegally fishing in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. They pursued the lancha, but were unable to intercept it. After returning to the...