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Coast Guard Seizes Hundreds of Pounds of Fish

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Posted: Feb 18, 2013 8:59 AM

Updated: Feb 18, 2013 11:39 AM

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND - The U.S. Coast Guard seized hundreds of pounds of fish from 2 small Mexican fishing boats near Boca Chica Beach. Crews found 300 pounds of red snapper, several sharks and other fish.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter spotted the Mexican boats in U.S. waters Friday. A chase led Coast Guard authorities to a second boat fishing illegally. Along with the fish, officials retrieved about 25,000 feet of illegal nets.

CBP officials turned over the six fishing crew members to Mexican authorities.

Topics: South Padre Island, U.S. Coast Guard, fishing boat, seizure, illegal fishing

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