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...

Coast Guard, partner agencies assist entangled whale

Coast Guard, partner agencies assist entangled whale
Members from NOAA Fisheries’ Large Whale Entanglement Response Team remove a weather buoy anchoring line from an entangled whale in the Pacific Ocean, 30 miles west of Point Reyes.  (NOAA courtesy photo) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries’ Large Whale Entanglement Response Team, the Marine Mammal Center and Cascadia Research Collective...

Coast Guard urges the public to follow fishing regulations during spiny lobster season

Coast Guard urges the public to follow fishing regulations during spiny lobster season
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer measures lobsters during a vessel examination. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nick Ameen. MIAMI — The Coast Guard along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission urges the public to stay safe and follow fishing regulations during the spiny lobster season, which occurs July 24-25. Starting Tuesday, FWC...

Coast Guard finds federal fisheries violations aboard 5 recreational fishing vessels

Coast Guard finds federal fisheries violations aboard 5 recreational fishing vessels
Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch found five recreational fishing vessels fishing for highly migratory species without Federal Fisheries Permits, a violation discovered during the routine boarding process over the weekend near Oregon Inlet, N.C. Recreational fishing in federal waters...

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 two Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas at Station South Padre Island in South Padre Island, Texas.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted two Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal...

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...