Coast Guard finds 5 miles of illegal gill net filled with shark

Coast Guard finds 5 miles of illegal gill net filled with shark
BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A Coast Guard crew found an illegal gill net with hundreds of dead sharks Monday, 4 miles off the Texas coast. The crew of a Coast Guard Station South Padre Island response boat spotted the gill net approximately 17 miles north of the U.S. – Mexican maritime border. The gill net was 5 miles long and was loaded with 345 dead sharks. The species of shark seized included 225...