Story by Texas Game Wardens
Photo by Texas Game Wardens
On March 26th at approximately 11:00pm, the USCG contacted Texas Game Wardens regarding a recreational vessel with an unknown amount of illegal red snapper on board. Texas Game Wardens made contact with the vessel and USCG in Freeport.
The vessel contained 488 illegal red snapper with a commercial value of $9500.00 making this one of the largest recreational seizures in the Gulf Of Mexico.
This is a joint investigation involving the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, United States Coast Guard, and the National Marine Fisheries Service.
Multiple criminal cases are pending.