Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
Corpus Christi
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Four Set to Appear on Charges Related to Deadly Robbery Spree
ߦ   Good Samaritan helps Austin police officer
ߦ   Illegal Alien Sentenced To Federal Prison For Unlawful Possession Of Semi-Automatic Rifle
ߦ   Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Fatally Shooting Girlfriend in Head
ߦ   North Carolina Bloods Gang Member Sentenced to Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy
ߦ   Who Killed Ebenezer Sewornoo ; Investigators Need Information
ߦ   Woman Jailed For Threatening To Shoot Deputy Constable
ߦ   Fort Bend County Killer Sentenced
ߦ   Chief's Weekly Report - March 18, 2019
ߦ   Constables Arrest FBI Wanted Fugitive
ߦ   Mortgage Fraudster Caused Victims to Lose Out on Dream of Homeownership
ߦ   Mother Arrested After 2 Year Old Daughter Found Wandering Alone
ߦ   Street Racers Jailed After Pursuit
ߦ   Texas Resident Heads to Prison for Using a Firearm to Rob Local Whataburger
ߦ   Wife of Orlando Police Officer Valencia: Prayers Work, Kevin is Coming Back
ߦ   The Deprived - Innocent on Death Row
ߦ   National Crime Victims Rights Week
ߦ   "Wing Stop Robbery Crew" Sentenced for Roles in Multiple Armed Crimes Committed Within Two Weeks
ߦ   Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon – Family Violence
ߦ   Calif. LE says governor's halt on death penalty is an insult to victims
ߦ   Calif. university students call for disarming campus police
ߦ   Chinese National Who Threatened to Shoot School Children Sentenced to Prison
ߦ   Colorado trooper struck, killed by vehicle during blizzard
ߦ   Convicted Felon Handed Federal Prison Term for Illegal Firearms Charge
ߦ   Daily Bulletin
ߦ   Ex-Bank Vice President Convicted of Bank Embezzlement/Fraud
ߦ   Fatal Train Pedestrian Accident

 
Search Archives:

united states coast guard 

 News Release

 

U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
Ensign Kenneth Hawkins

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted four Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing of federal waters near southern Texas March 11, 2018 through Tuesday.

Coast Guard crews stopped four lanchas with 20 Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. Four lancha boats, 100 red snapper and fishing gear were seized. The Mexican fishermen were detained and transferred to border enforcement agents for processing.

“Our crews do amazing work in some very hard conditions ensuring this devastating illegal poaching by Mexican lancha crews does not go unchallenged,” said Capt. Tony Hahn, Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi commanding officer. “The Coast Guard will continue to challenge and interdict all the detrimental poaching on our waters to stem the critical depletion of our scarce fishery stocks.”

A lancha is a Mexican fishing boat that is approximately 20-30 feet long with a slender profile, typically has one outboard motor, and is capable of traveling at speeds exceeding 30 mph. Lanchas are frequently used to transport illegal narcotics to the U.S. and fish illegally in the United States’ Exclusive Economic Zone near the U.S./Mexico border in the Gulf of Mexico.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi has detected 78 lanchas, 28 of which were interdicted, that were north of the U.S./Mexico Maritime Border since October 2017.

If you witness suspicious activity or illegal fishing in state waters (out to 9 miles offshore), please contact the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s “Operation Game Thief” at 1-800-792-GAME (4263). For all suspicious activity or illegal fishing occurring in federal waters (out to 200 miles offshore), please contact the U.S. Coast Guard at 361-939-6393.

-USCG-

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
© 1999-2019 The Police News. All rights reserved.