The Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau and China coast guard vessel 2102 steam alongside each other during the transfer of the fishing vessel Yin Yuan in the North Pacific Ocean June 3, 2014. The Morgenthau crew was patrolling in support of Operation North Pacific Guard, the Coast Guard's component of a multi-lateral fisheries law enforcement operation designed to detect and deter illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activity. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau.

Operation North Pacific Guard

Churning beneath the tumultuous surface of the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska is the life-blood of a multi-billion-dollar industry. The scaly, slimy and sometimes spiny natural resource plays a major part in feeding people all over the world, and […]


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U.S. Coast Guard, Canada partner to curb illegal fishing in the Pacific Ocean

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans conducted joint patrols of the high seas under Operation Drift Net from Sep. 19 to Oct. 6. Coast Guard cutters and Canadian aircraft patrolled the international waters off […]


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Deck Watch learns about international efforts to curb illegal fishing

Cmdr. Chris Barrows, deputy chief of enforcement, Coast Guard 17th District, discusses Operation Drift Net and the Coast Guard efforts to curb high seas drift net fishing in the Pacific Ocean Oct. 11  from his office in Juneau, Alaska. Deck […]


YOKOSUKA, Japan - (front row) Petty Officer 2nd Class Kathryn Menrath and Petty Officer 3rd Class George Alvarez, (back row) Petty Officer 3rd Class Allison Gourd and Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Humphrey, crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, take a moment for a photo after climbing Mount Fuji in Yokosuka September 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Munro.

Kodiak-based cutter crew returns home after 100 days

By Ensign Stefan Lewis The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Munro returned home to Kodiak, Alaska, Nov. 1 after completing a 100-day North Pacific Patrol. Family and friends greeted the Munro crew at the pier wearing Halloween costumes continuing the […]