Coast Guard assists NOAA in whale disentanglement off Maui

Coast Guard assists NOAA in whale disentanglement off Maui
Coast Guard crewmembers from Station Maui assist National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration members to disentangle a humpback whale off Molokini, Maui, March 6, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Sedberry) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard assisted National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration members in disentangling a humpback whale off Maui, Wednesday. The sub-adult...

Coast Guard and NOAA Establish Agreement for Whale Strandings

Coast Guard and NOAA Establish Agreement for Whale Strandings
The U. S. Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in New Haven, Conn., May 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Long Island Sound) NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries)...

Coast Guard Station Freeport seizes 488 red snapper illegally caught off Texas coast

Coast Guard Station Freeport seizes 488 red snapper illegally caught off Texas coast
Coast Guard crews boarded a recreational fishing boat and found coolers containing 488 red snapper that were caught illegally in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday, March 26, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo. HOUSTON — Coast Guard crews stopped a recreational boat with approximately 1,900 pounds of red snapper Saturday, which was illegally caught in the Gulf of Mexico off Freeport and Galveston. During a...

Coast Guard, National Marine Fisheries Service seize 2,700 pounds of shrimp near Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard, National Marine Fisheries Service seize 2,700 pounds of shrimp near Cameron, Louisiana
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard along with the National Marine Fisheries Service seized 2,700 pounds of catch, Tuesday evening, after boarding a fishing vessel near the jetties off Cameron, Louisiana. A Coast Guard Station Lake Charles boarding team was on a routine boarding when they discovered the fishing vessel Kathleen Yvonne was not equipped with the legally required turtle excluder devices. The...

Coast Guard terminates voyage of vessel near Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard terminates voyage of vessel near Ketchikan, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard Station Ketchikan crewmembers terminated the voyage of a recreational boat fishing in the Carroll Inlet after discovering safety and fishing violations aboard the vessel Thursday. The Station Ketchikan 25-foot Response Boat – Small crew safely escorted the 20-foot boat, with two people aboard, to Mountain Point near Ketchikan. The station crew conducted the at-sea...

Coast Guard interdicts fishing vessel illegally fishing in U.S. waters

Coast Guard interdicts fishing vessel illegally fishing in U.S. waters
MIAMI — Law enforcement crews from Coast Guard Station Islamorada intercepted a fishing vessel illegally fishing in U.S. waters, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., received a report of a 36-foot motor vessel heading northbound from Cay Sal Bank, Bahamas. A law enforcement boat crew from Station Islamorada was dispatched to investigate the report. Once on scene, the Coast Guard crew made...

Coast Guard encourages fishing vessel safety examinations for the 2013 halibut and sablefish fisheries in Alaska

Coast Guard encourages fishing vessel safety examinations for the 2013 halibut and sablefish fisheries in Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard is encouraging fishermen to get their commercial fishing vessel safety exams in advance of the upcoming halibut and sablefish fisheries in Alaska. Mariners can improve their preparedness by getting a free commercial fishing vessel safety exam to ensure they are in compliance with current regulations before the fisheries open on Saturday. “The Coast Guard strongly...

Coast Guard Academy professor redefines sea scallop growth

Coast Guard Academy professor redefines sea scallop growth
New London, CT – In an article recently published in the Journal of Shellfish Research, Dr. Sam Wainright, a U.S. Coast Guard Academy science department professor, and colleagues from the National Marine Fisheries Service reported new insights into the seasonal growth patterns of sea scallops off the mid-Atlantic Coast, challenging conventional wisdom. Sea scallops, like trees, develop thin,...

Coast Guard seizes 25,000 pounds of shrimp caught in closed shrimping area

Coast Guard seizes 25,000 pounds of shrimp caught in closed shrimping area
HOUSTON — Crews from three boats turned their catch of more than 25,000 pounds of shrimp over to the Coast Guard early Tuesday morning. The Coast Guard Cutter Heron observed the vessels actively shrimping in closed waters approximately 90 miles from Galveston. The Coast Guard transferred the catch over to officials from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in Port Arthur on Wednesday. NMFS,...