Coast Guard crew conducts fisheries surveillance flight to preserve marine resources

Coast Guard crew conducts fisheries surveillance flight to preserve marine resources
Lt. Allison Majcher pilots an HC-130 Hercules aircraft during a fisheries surveillance flight of the Pacific Northwest, Sept. 30, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Sarah Wilson) SEATTLE — An HC-130 Hercules aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento and members of the Coast Guard 13th District enforcement division conducted a fisheries surveillance flight over 6,000 square miles...

Coast Guard boatcrews seize 2 lanchas, 700 pounds of catch

Coast Guard boatcrews seize 2 lanchas, 700 pounds of catch
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Boatcrews from Coast Guard Station South Padre Island seized two lanchas and detained eight Mexican nationals caught illegally fishing in U.S. waters, Thursday, in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. The captain of a charter fishing boat contacted Station South Padre at 7 a.m., to report that a lancha was spotted retrieving fishing gear from the water 10 miles north of the U.S./Mexico...

Coast Guard, NOAA collaborate in commercial fishing vessel violation

 Coast Guard, NOAA collaborate in commercial fishing vessel violation
BOSTON — The Coast Guard and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration issued a violation to a Gloucester, Mass.,-based fishing vessel for a significant fisheries infraction, Tuesday. The vessel was issued the violation for allegedly fishing for Northeast Multispecies in the United States Exclusive Economic Zone while utilizing a net liner, an illegal fishing gear configuration. Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Kukui crew returns from Pacific Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Kukui crew returns from Pacific Patrol
HONOLULU – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kukui returned from a 46-day law enforcement patrol where they exercised bilateral agreements and enforced fisheries regulations across the Pacific Dec. 7, 2012. The 50-man crew participated in several significant regional operations to further enhance U.S. and international efforts in the protection of the ecologically and economically valuable fish...

Coast Guard seizes two foriegn-flagged fishing vessels in Gulf of Mexico

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — Law Enforcement crews from Coast Guard Station South Padre Island intercepted two Mexican vessels fishing illegally in U.S. waters, Wednesday. Both Mexican vessels and approximately 15,000 feet of deployed long-line gear were seized. The six crew members from both fishing vessels were turned over to U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. Shortly after 9 a.m., Wednesday,...

Coast Guard cites commercial fisherman for fishing in U.S. EEZ without permits

BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard in cooperation with the Massachusetts Environmental Police (MEP) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) conducted a boarding of a commercial fishing vessel in Nantucket, Mass., Aug. 25, 2010, and found the vessel did not have a required permit.