Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in U.S.

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in U.S.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boatcrew engaged in illegally fishing in federal waters Saturday morning off southern Texas. Coast Guard crews stopped one lancha with a total of five Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. The lancha, with fishing gear onboard, was seized. The Mexican fishermen were detained and transferred...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in U.S.

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing in U.S.
200 pounds of Red Snapper seized November 17, 2014 from Mexican fisherman who were illegally fishing. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boatcrew engaged in illegally fishing in federal waters Thursday morning off southern Texas. Coast Guard crews stopped one lancha with a total of five Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing....

Coast Guard searches for 3 duck hunters near Matagorda Bay

Coast Guard searches for 3 duck hunters near Matagorda Bay
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are searching for three men who went duck hunting in the vicinity of Carancahua Bay, between Port Lavaca and Palacios, and did not return Friday morning. Missing are Starett Burke from Wallisville, Spencer Hall from Mont Belvieu, and Chris Ruckman from Dayton. The men reportedly launched their 17-foot, green, flat-bottomed...

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...

Mexican shirmping fleet leaves Brownsville after Tropical Storm Dolly passes

Mexican shirmping fleet leaves Brownsville after Tropical Storm Dolly passes
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Port of Brownsville returned to normal operations Thursday, after the departure of two Mexican shrimp fleets that sought safe harbor ahead of Tropical Storm Dolly. The Coast Guard started receiving requests at 10 a.m. on Tuesday from the Mexican shrimp fleets homeported in Tampico and Campeche, Mexico, for their vessels to seek safe harbor from 13-foot seas and high winds....

Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife locate, recover body in San Antonio Bay

Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife locate, recover body in San Antonio Bay
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 helicopter crew located a body, Sunday, which fits the description of a man missing since Friday morning, in San Antonio Bay. At 3:50 p.m., a Coast Guard aircrew spotted a body on the west side of San Antonio Bay, then guided a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department boatcrew to the location. TP&W recovered the body. The Coast...

Coast Guard and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department arrest intoxicated shrimp boat captain

Coast Guard and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department arrest intoxicated shrimp boat captain
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard assisted the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in the arrest of an intoxicated shrimp boat captain near the Brownsville Ship Channel entrance Monday at 5:18 p.m. Coast Guard Station South Padre Island crews boarded the shrimp boat Adriana after a TPWD agent identified fake documentation, including birth certificate and permanent resident card, for the captain...