All At Sea: Battle Against Illegal Mexican Lanchas Off Coast Heats Up
The fruits of the sea are in high demand and consumers just can't seem to get enough.
It seems to be especially true of the delectable, firm-fleshed red snapper, perhaps the most highly sought fish along the Texas gulf coast.
And where there's demand, there's money to be made, and legal niceties don't apply.
U.S. Coast Guard officials say they interdicted 78 Mexican lanchas, 20- to 30-foot open boats powered by outboards, fishing illegally in U.S. waters last year. For some perspective...
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