Mexican fishing vessels in Gulf generate growing concern

On a crisp winter morning in the Gulf of Mexico, a 33-foot U.S. Coast Guard special-purpose craft bounced across white-tipped swells in pursuit of a rickety boat that was fishing illegally in U.S. waters. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimates more than 7.7 million pounds of red and yellow snapper are imported from Mexico annually. While it’s almost impossible to know how much of it is illegally caught, it isn’t difficult to identify fish caught by U.S. fishing businesses that participate in a program that uses sustainable practices. Read the rest here 12:01