Coast Guard Intercepts Vessels Fishing in US Exclusive Economic Zone for First Time Since 2012
Just two months into 2020, the Coast Guard has already interdicted multiple foreign fishing vessels fishing inside the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on two occasions.
"While we've seen incursions into the EEZs of partners and illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing on the high seas, these are the first interdictions we've had in the US EEZ since 2012," said Lt. Jason Holstead, of Coast Guard 14th District Response Enforcement. "The combination of partnerships, electronic methods, and putting assets on the...
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