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Fishing on the Dark Side

Cordova is a fishing community, and we’ve all heard stories of seiners or gillnetters being caught plying their trade in closed waters. It is sometimes called “creek robbing,” for the action often involves harvesting salmon inside the protected waters of countless streams around Prince William Sound or elsewhere in Alaska. In the Copper River drift net fishery, the term is aptly named “going over the line,” as the salmon being illegally caught are inside imaginary lines marking closed waters. >click here to read< 12:36

Coast Guard seizes 450 red snapper illegally caught off South Texas coast

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew poaching in South Texas waters, Sunday, 30 miles offshore and 70 miles north of the U.S./Mexican border. The lancha was initially discovered actively fishing without a legal permit and had caught 450 red snapper in U.S. waters. The red snapper were all dead and packed in ice. Read more here 14:50