4 Mexicans apprehended off Texas Coast with red snapper, sharks

4 Mexicans apprehended off Texas Coast with red snapper, sharks
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack stopa lanchas sighted fishing in U.S. waters near the maritime border with Mexico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard cutter crews caught four Mexican nationals illegally fishing in U.S. Waters off Texas Wednesday. Tuesday at 10:53 p.m., the Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack’s crew sighted a potential lancha, or Mexican fishing boat,...

Mexican fishing vessel interdicted by South Texas Coast Guard crews

Mexican fishing vessel interdicted by South Texas Coast Guard crews
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted one Mexican fishing vessel, Friday, after observing the vessel’s crewmembers poaching in U.S. waters. At approximately 12:00 p.m., while on a routine patrol, a Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter spotted a lancha north of the United States – Mexico maritime border and offshore of South Padre...

Coast Guard seizes Mexican boat suspected of poaching in U.S.waters

Coast Guard seizes Mexican boat suspected of poaching in U.S.waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard Cutter Venturous crews spotted and intercepted a Mexican boat suspected of poaching fish from U.S. waters off South Texas, Thursday. At approximately 11:30 p.m., crews on the Cutter Venturous spotted four lanchas approximately 11 miles north of the U.S. and Mexico maritime border and 31 miles offshore inside the Exclusive Economic Zone. A law enforcement boat...

Coast Guard seizes Mexican boat poaching in U.S. water

Coast Guard seizes Mexican boat poaching in U.S. water
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Mexican boat poaching fish in U.S. waters off South Texas was seized Saturday, after it was spotted by a Coast Guard aircraft and intercepted by a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station South Padre Island. The lancha was one of five spotted in the area. At approximately 4 p.m., a Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon aircrew spotted five lanchas fishing north of the U.S. and Mexico maritime...

Coast Guard finds, releases illegally caught shark near Mexican border

Coast Guard finds, releases illegally caught shark near Mexican border
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team, working with Operation Sea Serpent, recovered shark and eel suspected of being illegally caught by two Mexican lanchas on longline gear Sunday. A Coast Guard Cutter located two Mexican lanchas approximately 10 miles offshore from South Padre Island in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. The cutter was unable to intercept them...

Coast Guard releases illegally caught fish

Coast Guard releases illegally caught fish
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The crew of a Coast Guard Cutter, working with Operation Sea Serpent, recovered fish and shark caught illegally on longline gear by a Mexican lancha Friday in the Gulf of Mexico. The cutter’s crew located a Mexican lancha suspected of illegally fishing in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. They pursued the lancha, but were unable to intercept it. After returning to the...

Coast Guard crew intercepts 110 pounds of illegally caught fish

Coast Guard crew intercepts 110 pounds of illegally caught fish
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station South Padre Island intercepted a Mexican lancha carrying approximately 110 pounds of fish illegally caught in U.S. waters, Friday. The spotted a 30–foot lancha approximately 32 miles offshore and 6 miles in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. Once on scene, the boatcrew made contact with the lancha and discovered more than 100 fish, long-line...

Coast Guard reminds fishermen of Atlantic Striped Bass restrictions

Coast Guard reminds fishermen of Atlantic Striped Bass restrictions
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard reminds recreational, charter and commercial fishermen of the ongoing moratorium of Atlantic Striped Bass in the exclusive economic zone of the U.S., which includes all waters from three nautical miles offshore to 200 nautical miles. As the primary federal agency for at-sea enforcement of fisheries laws, the Coast Guard will be on patrol for those who choose to...

Coast Guard to intensify efforts to stop offshore poaching of Atlantic Striped Bass

Coast Guard to intensify efforts to stop offshore poaching of Atlantic Striped Bass
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to intensify efforts to stop offshore poaching of Atlantic Striped Bass this winter. In an effort to ensure the health of the striped bass population, the Coast Guard is working to raise awareness of the federal regulations stating Atlantic striped bass may not be caught, harvested or possessed in the Exclusive Economic Zone. The EEZ begins three nautical...