Fishing Boat Captain Sentenced for Interfering with Coast Guard Inspection

Fishing Boat Captain Sentenced for Interfering with Coast Guard Inspection
BOSTON – The former captain of a New Bedford fishing boat owned by Carlos Rafael, a/k/a “The Codfather,” was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for interfering with a U.S Coast Guard inspection of a fishing boat off the Massachusetts coast. Thomas D. Simpson, 57, of South Portland, Maine, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to two years of probation, with the first...

Coast Guard interdicts 2 lanchas boat crews illegally fishing in US

Coast Guard interdicts 2 lanchas boat crews illegally fishing in US
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, Nov. 3, 2018. Coast Guard crews stopped a lancha with four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. 62 red snapper totaling 212 pounds were seized. A second lancha with five Mexican fishermen were stopped with 126 red...

Coast Guard interdicts two Mexican lanchas illegally fishing in US

Coast Guard interdicts two Mexican lanchas illegally fishing in US
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. Coast Guard crews stopped a lancha with four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing Thursday morning. The lancha had 20 sharks totaling 157 pounds aboard the vessel. A second lancha with three Mexican fishermen was...

Coast Guard assists NOAA in response to entangled whale near Santa Cruz

Coast Guard assists NOAA in response to entangled whale near Santa Cruz
Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill assists NOAA personnel with the disentanglement of a whale three miles southwest of Santa Cruz, Oct. 15, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard assisted National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration personnel in locating an entangled whale and assisting in its safe disentanglement near Santa Cruz, Monday. NOAA personnel contacted Coast Guard...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement file photo. 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, Sept. 29, 2018. Coast Guard crews stopped one lancha with a total of four Mexican fishermen. The lancha boat, with fishing gear onboard, was seized....

Rescuers continue search for missing orca J50

Rescuers continue search for missing orca J50
SEATTLE – Coast Guard personnel are assisting members of NOAA’s Fisheries Service in the search for the missing Southern Resident killer whale, J50. An intense search effort was launched Thursday in which a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, several NOAA researchers in separate boats and multiple whale watching vessels and organizations searched for the 31/2-year-old...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
A cooler containing illegally caught snapper sits aboard a Mexican lancha boat moored at Coast Guard Station South Padre Island after being seized by Coast Guard law enforcement crews Sep. 6, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat fishing illegally in federal waters off...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
Coast Guard law enforcement crews display the catch of a Mexican lancha boat crew who was engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off southern Texas Sept. 2, 2018. 113 snappers and two sharks, totaling 430 pounds, were seized. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew engaged in illegal fishing in federal...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
Coast Guard law enforcement crews display the catch of a Mexican lancha boat crew who was engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off southern Texas Aug. 28, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo. 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, Tuesday afternoon. Coast Guard...