Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
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U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas

Ensign Kenneth Hawkins 

 

 

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Dead Snapper

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon.

Coast Guard crews stopped two lanchas with a total of ten Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. The lanchas and 584 red snapper, totaling 2,814 lbs, were seized. The Mexican fishermen were detained and transferred to border enforcement agents for processing.

“Our red snapper population continues to be decimated by the illegal fishing activities of Mexican lancha fishermen," said Cmdr. Keith Pierre, chief of response at Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi. “We remain dedicated and committed to eliminating all illegal activities in U.S. waters."

A lancha is a fishing boat used by Mexican fishermen 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 70 lanchas, 20 of which were interdicted, that were north of the U.S.-Mexico Maritime Border since Oct. 12017.

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-

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