Coast Guard uncovers 450 shark fins during fisheries boardings

Coast Guard uncovers 450 shark fins during fisheries boardings
A U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf boarding team member holds a shark fin while aboard a foreign vessel, Sept. 23, 2021.  U.S. Coast Guard photo JUNEAU, Alaska – An integrated international law enforcement boarding team inspecting fishing vessels in the North Pacific Ocean identified 32 potential violations of conservation and management measures under the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission...

Coast Guard interdicts 2 lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts 2 lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
A Mexican fishing boat, or lancha, floats alongside the pier at Coast Guard Station South Padre Island after a 45-foot Response Boat–Medium boat crew from the station detected men illegally fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, Sept. 21, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Station South Padre Island) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Multiple Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected five and interdicted two...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to fuel spill near Stockton

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to fuel spill near Stockton
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Contra Costa County Fire Department responded to reports of a gasoline spill near Stockton at Discovery Bay, Monday. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders were notified by National Response Center personnel at 10 a.m. of a gasoline spill of approximately 400 gallons at Discovery Bay Yacht Harbor. The cause of...

Coast Guard, Navy conduct joint Oceania Maritime Security Initiative Patrol

Coast Guard, Navy conduct joint Oceania Maritime Security Initiative Patrol
Members from U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 106 embarked aboard USS Tulsa (LCS 16) make their approach to a foreign vessel during an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) boarding. (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Jake D. Sampson) HONOLULU — A Coast Guard law enforcement detachment, embarked aboard the Navy littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16), conducted...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing in US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing in US waters
U.S. Coast Guard file photo of a lancha moored to a pier after being seized by Coast Guard law enforcement crews in southern Texas. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted four Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas Friday. Coast Guard crews consisting of air support and four boat crews interdicted...

Coast Guard conducts 3-day enforcement operation along Central Gulf Coast

Coast Guard conducts 3-day enforcement operation along Central Gulf Coast
Coast Guard marine inspectors measure a fishing net March 15, 2021 to ensure the netting and rigging aboard a commercial fishing vessel is in compliance with federal fisheries laws and regulations.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector New Orleans) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and multiple federal, state and local law enforcement agencies conducted a three-day operation from March 15 to March...

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 four Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas Tuesday. Coast Guard crews consisting of air support and four boat crews interdicted four lanchas with 19 fishermen engaged in illegal fishing and seized approximately 3,000 lbs of red snapper and 11 sharks. “The...

Coast Guard releases sea turtles affected by winter storm

Coast Guard releases sea turtles affected by winter storm
Lt. Milanese carries a rehabilitated turtle from a transport truck to Coast Guard a small boat at Station Port Aransas, Texas, Feb. 22, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard and partner agencies released approximately 146 sea turtles displaced by a recent winter storm near Corpus Christi, Texas, Monday. Coast Guard Sector/Air...

Coast Guard rescues 60 sea turtles affected by winter storm near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 60 sea turtles affected by winter storm near South Padre Island, Texas
Two Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi rescue swimmers rescue 60 sea turtles near South Padre Island, Texas, Feb. 17, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued 60 sea turtles that were in need of life-saving assistance after being affected by a recent winter storm near South Padre Island, Texas, Wednesday. Two aviation survival technicians, or rescue...