Coast Guard patrols Micronesian waters in support of Operation Rai Balang 2019

Coast Guard patrols Micronesian waters in support of Operation Rai Balang 2019
Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia file photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers HONOLULU — Two U.S. Coast Guard cutters crews and a long range HC-130 patrol aircraft crew recently completed combined operations with shipriders from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) as part of the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Operation Rai Balang 2019 to combat illegal fishing across Oceania. For three weeks, the Coast...

Coast Guard releases rehabilitated sea turtles near Port Aransas

Coast Guard releases rehabilitated sea turtles near Port Aransas
A member of Texas State Aquarium Wildlife Rescue Center in partnership with Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi releases two rehabilitated sea turtle hatchlings on March 29, 2019 near Port Aransas, Texas.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Port Aransas. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, in partnership with the Texas State Aquarium Wildlife Rescue Center, released two rehabilitated sea turtles...

Coast Guard assists NOAA in whale disentanglement off Maui

Coast Guard assists NOAA in whale disentanglement off Maui
Coast Guard crewmembers from Station Maui assist National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration members to disentangle a humpback whale off Molokini, Maui, March 6, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Sedberry) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard assisted National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration members in disentangling a humpback whale off Maui, Wednesday. The sub-adult...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
A Mexican lancha sits moored at Station South Padre Island in South Padre Island, Texas, after Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Feb. 27, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three...

Joint Coast Guard, South Carolina DNR law enforcement team board fishing vessels

Joint Coast Guard, South Carolina DNR law enforcement team board fishing vessels
Joint Coast Guard and South Carolina boarding team members board a commercial fishing vessel off South Carolina Feb. 26, 2019.U.S. Coast Guard photograph courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal crew PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources combined efforts to board commercial fishing vessels along the coast of South...

Coast Guard terminates voyage for illegal fishing in Tortugas Ecological Reserve

Coast Guard terminates voyage for illegal fishing in Tortugas Ecological Reserve
The 83-foot commercial fishing vessel, Lady Kristie, near Tortugas Ecological Reserve, Feb. 21, 2019.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration terminated the voyage of the 83-foot commercial fishing vessel, Lady Kristie, with three people aboard Thursday after discovering multiple violations near Tortugas Ecological Reserve. Fishing in an ecological...

U.S., Canada conduct fisheries enforcement with partner nations in South Pacific

U.S., Canada conduct fisheries enforcement with partner nations in South Pacific
U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Fishery Officers pause during an inspection of a fishing vessel on the high seas of the South Pacific Jan. 16, 2019.  (Photo courtesy Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans) HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) continues their patrol of the South Pacific with partners from several nations in January and into February. The U.S. is advancing...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
A lancha moored to a pier after being seized by Coast Guard law enforcement crews in southern Texas, Feb. 11, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Monday afternoon. Coast Guard crews stopped three lanchas...

Coast Guard patrols South Pacific in support of international fisheries

Coast Guard patrols South Pacific in support of international fisheries
A boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) approach a fishing vessel on the high seas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Mellon) HONOLULU — Following a stop in Fiji in late January, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) continues their South Pacific patrol in support of counter-Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported fishing and global security missions. The...