Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
Coast Guard law enforcement crews count the catch of five Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas at Station South Padre Island in South Padre Island, Texas, Nov. 16, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted five Mexican lancha boat crews engaged...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton arrives in Guam after high seas fisheries boardings

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton arrives in Guam after high seas fisheries boardings
The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton moor the vessel at Victor Pier on Naval Base Guam, Oct. 28, 2019, furthering the Coast Guard’s commitment to regional security and partnerships. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir) APRA HARBOR, Guam — On the heels of their operations combatting United Nations sanctions violations in support of the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet, the...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
Coast Guard Cutter Alligator file photo by Seaman Meredith A. Manning CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Sunday afternoon. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi aircrews in coordination with crews from Coast Guard Station South Padre Island and the Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard sets new record for illegal fishing vessel interdictions

Coast Guard sets new record for illegal fishing vessel interdictions
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews interdicted a record-breaking number of lanchas throughout the Gulf of Mexico for fiscal year 2019. Since October 2018, Coast Guard assets and personnel have detected a total of 175 lanchas, intercepted 138, and interdicted 74....

Coast Guard participates in international forum focused on Pacific maritime threats

Coast Guard participates in international forum focused on Pacific maritime threats
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia – The United States participated Sept. 30 to Oct. 4 in the 20th meeting of the North Pacific Coast Guard Forum (NPCGF) Summit in Vladivostok. The annual event brings together delegations from the coast guards of Canada, China, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the United States. Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, the U.S. Coast Guard’s Pacific Area commander, was the head of the U.S. delegation. “Illegal,...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a lancha boat crew illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Aug. 20, 2019. The lancha boat, with fishing gear onboard, was seized. The Mexican fishermen were detained and transferred to...

Coast Guard patrols North Pacific in support of international fisheries

Coast Guard patrols North Pacific in support of international fisheries
A boarding team aboard an over-the-horizon cutter boat from Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC-717) transits toward a fishing vessel to conduct an at-sea boarding in the North Pacific Ocean, Aug. 13, 2019. Mellon is patrolling in support of Operation North Pacific Guard (NPG) 2019. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo by Coast Guard Cutter Mellon. JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC...

Coast Guard, NOAA encourage Alaskan fishermen to know before they go

Coast Guard, NOAA encourage Alaskan fishermen to know before they go
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) Office of Law Enforcement in Alaska are encouraging all fishermen to become familiar with laws before going fishing. The Coast Guard and NOAA have encountered various anglers this season who are not familiar with all the laws specific to the area where they are fishing, leading to problems when they are approached...

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak arrives in American Samoa on patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak arrives in American Samoa on patrol
The crew of USCGC Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) prepare to moor at the port of Pago Pago, American Samoa, Aug. 3, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir) PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) arrived in the Port of Pago Pago, Saturday. The crew is participating in Operation Aiga to conduct fisheries law enforcement and strengthen partnerships...