Coast Guard sets record for illegal fishing vessel interdictions

Coast Guard sets record for illegal fishing vessel interdictions
A launch crew is interdicted by Coast Guard law enforcement crews for engaging in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews interdicted a record-setting number of lanchas throughout the Gulf of Mexico for fiscal year 2020. Since October 2019, Coast Guard assets and personnel detected a...

Coast Guard sets record for lancha interdictions third year in a row

Coast Guard sets record for lancha interdictions third year in a row
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. NEW ORLEANS — U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement crews have already interdicted a record-breaking number of lanchas throughout the Gulf of Mexico for fiscal year 2020. Since October 2019, Coast Guard assets and personnel have detected a total of 176 lanchas, interdicting 106. Since the...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
A Station South Padre Island law enforcement boat crew stops a lancha crew engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico April 30, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted five Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
A launch crew is escorted by Coast Guard law enforcement crews after being interdicted while engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas April 6, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Multiple Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha, recovers illegal fishing gear in US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha, recovers illegal fishing gear in US waters
The Coast Guard Cutter Chinook interdicted a lancha and recovered 630 lbs of fish illegally caught in long lines during their last patrol. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Chinook. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a lancha and recovered three and a half nautical miles of illegal fishing gear containing 109 entangled fish in federal waters off the coast of South Texas,...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
Coast Guard law enforcement crews count the catch of five Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas at Station South Padre Island in South Padre Island, Texas, Nov. 16, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted five Mexican lancha boat crews engaged...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
Coast Guard Cutter Alligator file photo by Seaman Meredith A. Manning CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Sunday afternoon. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi aircrews in coordination with crews from Coast Guard Station South Padre Island and the Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
A lancha moored to a pier after being seized by Coast Guard law enforcement crews in southern Texas, Feb. 11, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Monday afternoon. Coast Guard crews stopped three lanchas...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
A lancha moored to a pier after being seized by Coast Guard law enforcement crews in southern Texas Jan. 28, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Monday afternoon. Coast Guard crews stopped one lancha with a total of four Mexican fishermen...