Coast Guard enforces safety, illegal charter regulations in Destin, Florida

Coast Guard enforces safety, illegal charter regulations in Destin, Florida
NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard Sector Mobile partnered with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office to conduct safety boardings over the Labor Day Weekend. Sector Mobile conducted 22 vessel boardings, 18 of which were found to be operating unsafely and illegally. “It is every mariner’s responsibility to ensure the safe operation of their vessel on the water,” said Lt. Cmdr. Kathleen Sullivan, chief...

Coast Guard urges the public to follow fishing regulations during spiny lobster season

Coast Guard urges the public to follow fishing regulations during spiny lobster season
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer measures lobsters during a vessel examination. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nick Ameen. MIAMI — The Coast Guard along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission urges the public to stay safe and follow fishing regulations during the spiny lobster season, which occurs July 24-25. Starting Tuesday, FWC...

Coast Guard crew issues violation to commercial fishermen off Oregon Coast

Coast Guard crew issues violation to commercial fishermen off Oregon Coast
A boarding team aboard a small boat from the Coast Guard Cutter Orcas, 110-foot Patrol Boat homeported in Coos Bay, Ore., approaches a fishing vessel off the Oregon Coast, June 30, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by 1st Class Cadet Josh Turner. COOS BAY, Ore. — A Coast Guard cutter crew issued a violation to commercial fishermen who caught salmon outside of the fishing season 20 miles off the coast...

Coast Guard conducts compliance, safety boardings during halibut opener

Coast Guard conducts compliance, safety boardings during halibut opener
SEATTLE – Coast Guard units across Oregon and Southwest Washington states conducted at-sea and dockside boardings in support of the commercial halibut opener on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The fishery was open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Wednesday. Coast Guard aircraft patrolled to ensure no fishermen began fishing early and detected one vessel that continued fishing after the 6 p.m. closure. Station...