U.S. Coast Guard photo.
The Coast Guard intercepted a
Kodiak-based fishing vessel illegally fishing about 24 miles south of King Cove
Monday morning. The Shonna Jacole was spotted fishing by
the crew of a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules in the Clubbing Rocks Stellar Sea
Lion Rookery, which is designated as a no transit zone.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Charly
Hengen (HEN-jin) in Kodiak said the aircraft was launched from Air Station
Kodiak and was performing a routine maritime patrol at the time of the
Fishing 1 28 sec. "They sighted
a Kodiak ... vessel did comply.")
said the HC-130 was in search of illegal fishing activity when it spotted the
vessel. She said the operation that followed went smoothly.
Fishing 2 19 sec. "That's what
we do ... worked out very well.")
said the Coast Guard has referred the matter to the National Marine Fisheries
Service in Kodiak, which she said is routine procedure in such a case.
Fishing 3 10 sec. "They're the
ones that ... pass it over to them.")
said the National Marine Fisheries Service will determine if a formal notice of
violation, or NOVA, will be issued in the case.