Coast Guard, National Marine Fisheries Service task force helps stop illegal scallop harvest

A boarding team member from the US Coast Guard Cutter Elm stands next to an illegal catch of scallops aboard a fishing vessel.PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Elm intercepted and boarded a fishing vessel found with scallop dredging gear deployed while in a closure area east of New Jersey, Wednesday. The crew of the Elm, homeported in Fort Macon, N.C., was conducting joint operations...