By Michael S. Lockett
Juneau Empire 

Coast Guard heads out on annual North Pacific fisheries patrol


Multiple vessels were targeted with fines as a result of enforcement by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf during an annual fisheries patrol last year. The announcement comes as the Coast Guard’s annual fisheries patrol, North Pacific Guard, is about to start once again.

“Everyone eats on the planet. Everyone needs food. Everyone needs fish. It’s a problem for everyone,” said Lt. Collin McClelland, who works in the international section of the Coast Guard District 17 in Juneau, coordinating the patrols. “That is why it has become a priority for us: it is affecting national secur...

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