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Texas Shrimpboat captain found with illegal lobster tails

The operator of a Texas-based shrimp boat has been arrested after Lee County deputies searched the boat and found undersized lobster tails and fish. 45-year-old Francisco Hernandez of Brownsville, Texas is facing 47 counts of conservation violations. According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, a marine unit conducted a vessel stop on the “Lady Michelle A” Wednesday and received consent from Hernandez to search the boat. 34 spiny lobster tails were found in the boat’s freezer.  All were undersized and separated from the body,,, Read the rest here 10:13

Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced the captain of a fishing vessel near Baffin Bay early this morning.

At approximately 11 p.m. Tuesday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a Mayday call via VHF channel 16, from a crewmember on the 72-foot fishing vessel, , out of Brownsville, Texas.  The crewmember stated that the captain of the vessel was having difficulty breathing.  Read the rest here 19:48