Coast guard seizes 460 pounds of illegally caught red snapper

A 33-foot Special Purpose Craft Law Enforcement boat crew from Coast Guard Station South Padre Island surveys a Mexican lancha offshore the southern Texas coast, March 7, 2024. The Coast Guard seized more red snappers this past week from two lanchas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Station South Padre Island)

The U.S. Coast Guard seized around 460 pounds of red snappers and three sharks after intercepting two lanchas fishing off South Texas in national waters Tuesday, authorities say.

Nine Mexican fishermen in two boats reportedly were fishing illegally when the Coast Guard intercepted them, authorities said. After the boats stopped, however, they started taking on water and the Coast Guard helped safely secure the fishermen. Source