Coast Guard, NOAA Stop Vessel from Illegally Fishing Near Tortugas Ecological Reserve
On Thursday the U.S. Coast Guard and NOAA teamed up to “terminate” the voyage of an 83-foot commercial fishing vessel that was illegally fishing near Tortugas Ecological Reserve.
According to a press release from the Coast Guard, the f/v Lady Kristie was detected within the protected area by the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Thursday. Cutter Isaac Mayo crew members boarded the vessel, which had three people aboard. The crew member discovered a series of violations...
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