Vigilance on the high seas

Vigilance on the high seas
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) prepare to conduct a law enforcement boarding from the cutter’s 35-foot Cutter Boat in the Central Pacific.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) Oceania represents a geographic region many people are unfamiliar with, comprising Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Spanning the eastern and western...

Cutter KUKUI returns from 42-day Western, Central Pacific patrol

Cutter KUKUI returns from 42-day Western, Central Pacific patrol
Crewmembers aboard USCGC Kukui (WLB 203) conduct maintenance on a navigation buoy while on a 42-day law enforcement and fisheries patrol in the Pacific Ocean July 1, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Kukui crew returned home to Honolulu Monday after a 42-day patrol of the Western and Central Pacific to enforce federal fishing regulations of highly migratory...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro boards Taiwanese fishing vessel

KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guardsmen from the Kodiak-based cutter Munro conducted a high-seas boarding and inspection of a Taiwan-flagged fishing vessel Monday under the authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission. A law enforcement team from the Munro boarded the fishing vessel, a 72-foot tuna long-liner targeting sharks, and conducted an inspection of the vessels’s catch, fishing...

Cutter Jarvis conducts WCPFC high-seas boarding

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guardsmen aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis conducted a high-seas boarding and inspection of a Japanese-flagged fishing vessel Monday under the authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission finding no violation under existing regulations. Jarvis’ crew boarded the fishing vessel Koei Maru No. 31, a 93-foot tuna long-liner, on the high seas of...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro Conducts First-Ever WCPFC High-Seas Boarding

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guardsmen aboard the Cutter Munro, homeported in Kodiak, Alaska, conducted the first-ever high seas boarding and inspection of a fishing vessel Tuesday under the authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission. The WCPFC is a regional fisheries management organization whose objective is to ensure, through effective management, the long-term conservation...