Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
Corpus Christi
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Investigation into Fatal Crash at 3000 North Sam Houston Parkway East
ߦ   Local Businessman Sentenced for Credit Card Fraud and ID Theft
ߦ   Major Takedown Dismantles Multi-State Heroin and Fentanyl Network
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Daily Arrests/Activity Summary
ߦ   Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive, Gang Member from Austin
ߦ   Suspect arrested for Intoxication Assault after crash leaves victim seriously injured
ߦ   UPDATE: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 11401 South Post Oak
ߦ   Update: Unified Command responds to gas pipeline fire near Port O'Connor
ߦ   17 Huntsville prisoners on hunger strike after lockdown following feces-throwing, other infractions
ߦ   Brownsville man convicted of stabbing 85-year-old woman with screwdriver gets execution date
ߦ   Constable deputy wounded in shootout in Atascocita
ߦ   David Buckel, prominent gay rights lawyer, burns himself to death in New York to protest global warming
ߦ   Deputy Constable Wounded In Shooting
ߦ   Deputy cries as he describes San Antonio children tied up like dogs
ߦ   Joining Forces to Fight Child Abuse
ߦ   MS-13 is a street gang, not a drug cartel. Why it matters in the US?
ߦ   Northeast Texas man on death row for strangling girlfriend turned down by Supreme Court
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Daily Acitivty/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Registration underway for Kids’ College at Galveston College
ߦ   Texas driver tries to pass off a cardboard license plate, but constable calls it out online
ߦ   Bacliff-Seabrook Chase Ends In Crash
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office - Weekend Arrests Summary
ߦ   Clara Harris, who fatally ran over her cheating husband, to be released from prison in May
ߦ   Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman near Corpus Christi
ߦ   Deputy shot in the face, chest while conducting investigation
ߦ   Gang Units Jails Four In Prostitution Sting
ߦ   Harris County DA: Gang rape conviction in cold case
ߦ   Investigation into Fatal Crash at 9400 Town Park Drive
ߦ   Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 2623 Berry
ߦ   Judge deciding whether to keep NY cop killer in prison
ߦ   Justice Dept. Honors Travis County Sheriff's Volunteer Program
ߦ   Killer shot man, cut his throat, stored body in a 55-gallon drum in his backyard
ߦ   Man gives dash cam video to police to clear his name, gets arrested
ߦ   Off duty Constable Deputy takes a suspected drunk driver off the road
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Weekend Activity Summary

 
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
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2018 The Police News. All rights reserved.