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Entries in us coast guard (2)

Monday
Jan212013

Operation Striper Swiper

Operation Striper Swiper is an ongoing mission for the Coast Guard along the mid-Atlantic coast.

“The goal is to enforce the striper regulations,” said Master Chief Petty Officer Stephen Atchley, the officer-in-charge of Shearwater. “Depending on the time of year, there are a lot of striped bass here in the bay that fishermen catch. It’s at the point where [the striped bass] move off shore to do their breeding, that is what we are trying to protect. To give them a chance to survive.”

LINK (via: Coast Guard Compass)

Friday
Aug172012

What'll 10 miles of large scale drift nets get ya?

A Honolulu-based Coast Guard cutter assigned to Alaska encountered the 177-foot fishing ship in late July about 850 miles east of Tokyo. Coast Guard personnel boarded the ship and found 30 metric tons -- more than 66,000 pounds -- of albacore tuna. They also found 6 metric tons of shark bodies and fins on board.

Coast Guard officials said Chinese citizens were operating the vessel, called the Da Cheng. The cutter has since followed the vessel as it moved west, and the vessel was turned over to the China Fishery Law Enforcement Command on Tuesday, officials said.

Read on at Anchorage Daily News