Coast Guard halts use of “paper captains” in tuna fishing operation

Coast Guard halts use of "paper captains" in tuna fishing operation
ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard ceased the use of illegal foreign nationals on a commercial fishing vessel that operated out of the State of Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 19. A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River law enforcement team inspected an 89-foot fishing vessel and determined that the vessel was in violation of the Jones Act – specifically, they were in violation for utilizing a “paper...

Coast Guard halts illegal use of “paper captains”

Coast Guard halts illegal use of “paper captains”
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries law enforcement teams investigated and ceased the use of illegal foreign nationals on a fleet of commercial tuna fishing vessels that operate out of the State of Washington during the summer months. Since 2019, Coast Guard personnel, working collaboratively with CBP and NOAA agents,...