Coast Guard intercepts fishermen poaching

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The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew attempting to poach red snapper in South Texas on Saturday night. 

At approximately 7 p.m. Saturday, the crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Amberjack sighted a Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha, heading north in U.S. waters.

“This interdiction was in a location where the Mexican fishing boat could maximize their red snapper catch," Lt. Cmdr. Nathan Allen, chief of law enforcement for Sector Corpus Christi, said in a statement. “We achieved the best outcome possible by stopping the Mexican fishing boat before they could illegally catch any fish or shark.”