High-Seas Law Enforcement Operations Continue with Seizure of Chinese Fishing Vessel

JUNEAU, Alaska – A People’s Republic of China Fisheries Law Enforcement Command (FLEC) officer, in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard, seized a Chinese fishing vessel suspected of illegal large-scale high-seas drift net fishing 460 miles east of Hokkaido, Japan. Vectored in by a Canadian maritime patrol aircraft, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro, with a Chinese fisheries officer on...

Coast Guard Helicopter Conducts Patrol Flight With Chinese

Los Angeles – The crew of an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles, currently deployed with the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, took Xiaoping Li, a representative from the Chinese Fishery Administration, on a routine Surface Patrol flight Sunday Aug. 24, 2008. “This is the first time a representative from the Chinese Government has gone up in a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro Conducts First-Ever WCPFC High-Seas Boarding

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guardsmen aboard the Cutter Munro, homeported in Kodiak, Alaska, conducted the first-ever high seas boarding and inspection of a fishing vessel Tuesday under the authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission. The WCPFC is a regional fisheries management organization whose objective is to ensure, through effective management, the long-term conservation...