Presentation on theme: "USCG LMR Enforcement Report JAN-APR FY2012 Recent Operations : The SE Regional Fishery Training Center completed 2 trainings at Sector San Juan. 30 Coast."— Presentation transcript:
USCG LMR Enforcement Report JAN-APR FY2012 Recent Operations : The SE Regional Fishery Training Center completed 2 trainings at Sector San Juan. 30 Coast Guard law enforcement members attended, and the class included presentations from Marcos Hanke, Graciela Garcia, and Special Agent Lynn Rios. On 25FEB-26FEB, Sector San Juan conducted an operation targeting the Red Hind Spawning Aggregation west of PR. For this operation, Sector San Juan deployed a 33’ Law Enforcement boat and two support flights. The boarding team conducted boardings on 04 vessels (03 commercial F/Vs and 01 charter boat). During a boarding of a commercial f/v, the boarding team discovered 12 undersized spiny lobster in a mesh bag hidden under several pfds. The boarding officer issued a fishing violation to the master, and the master voluntarily abandoned the undersized lobsters. On 08APR, Sector San Juan employed 2 flights and a 25’ Law Enforcement boat to monitor the Mutton Snapper Aggregation area south of St. Croix. No vessels were identified fishing in the closed area.
USCG FY12 LMR OPERATION SUMMARY ActualGoal 22 Red Hind Spawning Area operations (Dec - Mar) 02 Red Hind Marine Conservation District operations (Year Round) 11 Mutton Snapper Spawning Area operation (Mar – Jun) 32 Joint Enforcement Agency (JEA) operations targeting commercial and recreational fishing vessels. (Year Round) 01 Queen Conch operation, targeting vessels illegally harvesting during the closed season in Lang Bank 11 Additional queen conch operation, targeting undersized Queen Conch and bag/trip limits (Nov – May) 21 Reef Fish operation, targeting compliance with permits, size and bag/trip limits. 01 Highly Migratory Species (HMS) operation, targeting vessels fishing prior to season openings, shark finning prohibitions, VMS/Permit requirements and retention of prohibited species. 37100 Total number of LMR boardings