15-17 March: New Orleans, Louisiana

The US Coast Guard and multiple law enforcement agencies conducted a three-day operation from March 15-17 focused on commercial fisheries along the Central Gulf Coast. The multi-agency operation ensured commercial fishing vessels along the Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi Coasts were complying with federal vessel and commercial fishing safety laws. The three-day operation resulted in 40 vessel boardings, 24 violations, 15 of which were living marine resources violations.