USCG Sets New Record for Illegal Fishing Vessel Interdictions in Gulf of Mexico
U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement crews interdicted a record-breaking number of lanchas throughout the Gulf of Mexico for fiscal year 2019.
Since October 2018, Coast Guard assets and personnel have detected a total of 175 Mexican lanchas, intercepted 138, and interdicted 74. Since the first recorded lancha interdiction in the late 1980s, the Coast Guard has seen a significant uptick in detection of the vessels, particularly in the past two years, recording 61 lancha interdictions in the previous fiscal ...
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