Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in US waters
Illegally caught sharks and red snapper are counted outside of Coast Guard Station South Padre Island near South Padre Island, Texas, Aug.12, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew engaged in illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Sunday morning. Coast Guard crews stopped a lancha...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Monday afternoon. Coast Guard crews stopped a lancha with a total of four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. The lancha boat, 151 red snapper, two mangrove snapper and one shark, a combined total catch of 921 pounds,...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Monday afternoon. Coast Guard crews stopped one lancha with a total of four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. The lancha boat, 700 pounds of red snapper and 215 pounds of shark, were seized. The Mexican fishermen...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Wednesday morning. Coast Guard crews stopped one lancha with a total of three Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. The lancha boat, 967 pounds of red snapper, and 734 pounds of shark, were seized. The Mexican fishermen...

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, March 3, 2018. Coast Guard crews stopped two lanchas with a total of ten Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing and seized 210 pounds of shark and 4,537 pounds of red snapper fish. The Mexican fishermen were detained...

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...

Coast Guard Cutter Brant rescues 4 Mexican poachers from sinking boat

Coast Guard Cutter Brant rescues 4 Mexican poachers from sinking boat
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews rescued four Mexican nationals from their sinking boat Saturday, after they were spotted illegally fishing north of the U.S./Mexico maritime border. At approximately 8 p.m. Saturday, a crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Brant, an 87-foot coastal patrol boat, spotted a Mexican boatcrew poaching fish in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone, 30 miles off...

3 miles of illegal long line seized by South Texas Coast Guard crews

3 miles of illegal long line seized by South Texas Coast Guard crews
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews seized a total of approximately 3 miles of long line fishing gear set by multiple Mexican fishermen operating illegally in U.S. waters over the past twenty-four hours. Friday night, Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack sighted multiple vessels moving at a high rate of speed southwards the maritime border. Unable to interdict the vessels, Amberjack returned to...

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...