Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew, seizes 220 pounds of illegal fish

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew, seizes 220 pounds of illegal fish
A Mexican fishing boat, or lancha, floats alongside the pier at Coast Guard Station South Padre Island after a 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement crew from the station detected men illegally fishing in off the southern Texas coast, Oct. 6, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy, Station South Padre Island) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a lancha crew and seized...

Coast Guard conducts 9 fisheries boardings off Texas coast

Coast Guard conducts 9 fisheries boardings off Texas coast
A Coast Guard boarding team team from Cutter Alligator, an 87-foot coastal patrol boat homeported in Galveston, Texas, approaches a shrimp boat and prepares to board the vessel off the Texas coast, Sept. 14, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Cutter Alligator) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard boarded nine commercial fishing vessels and issued 26 safety and living marine resource violations during...

Coast Guard conducts high seas boarding

Coast Guard conducts high seas boarding
U.S. Coast Guard members conduct a boarding of a fishing vessel in the Eastern Pacific, August 3, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard recently completed an operation to counter illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, within the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization (SPRFMO) Convention area. The SPRFMO Convention area covers nearly...

Coast Guard interdicts 3 lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts 3 lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
A lancha, Mexican fishing boat, sinking off the southern Texas coast, Aug. 30, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Multiple Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Tuesday. Coast Guard Station South Padre Island boat crews and the Coast Guard Cutter Edgar Culbertson crew,...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from sinking lancha off Texas coast

Coast Guard rescues 5 from sinking lancha off Texas coast
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted and rescued five people Monday from a sinking lancha off southern Texas. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi command center watchstanders received a notification from a Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew of four lancha crews engaged in illegal fishing. Two...

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk rescues sea turtles in the Atlantic Ocean

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk rescues sea turtles in the Atlantic Ocean
(Left to right) U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Dylan Neathery, Senegalese Navy Lt. Papa Ousmane Sylla, and U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Caitlyn Mason pose for a photo after rescuing a sea turtle caught in a fishing net in the Atlantic Ocean, July 14, 2022. U (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jessica Fontenette) ATLANTIC OCEAN – The crew of the Famous-class medium...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha, seizes 40 sharks off Texas coast

Coast Guard interdicts lancha, seizes 40 sharks off Texas coast
Crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Edgar Culbertson assess sharks caught by four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing off the southern Texas coast, Aug. 2, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Cutter Edgar Culbertson) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a lancha boat crew and seized 40 illegally caught sharks in federal waters off southern Texas, Tuesday. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf 2021 patrol results in penalties

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf 2021 patrol results in penalties
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, homeported in Alameda, California, operates in the Bering Sea Aug. 24, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf. JUNEAU, Alaska — A North Pacific Guard Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fisheries patrol in 2021 by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf recently resulted in The Fisheries Agency of Taiwan issuing penalties against...

Coast Guard kicks off Operation Be Whale Wise

Coast Guard kicks off Operation Be Whale Wise
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard kicks off Operation Be Whale Wise to encourage the public to practice safe whale-watching this summer in the Pacific Northwest. Operation Be Whale Wise is an effort to educate the public through outreach and enforcement activities, as well as increase the public’s stewardship of these local orcas through engagement of “citizen science.” Although the endeavor...