Jun 15, 2010 10:07 AM by Sharlee Barriere

Coast Guard, On Tip, Finds Trawler in Closed Water

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard says it found a shrimper
working in an area closed because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill,
confiscated 19,000 pounds of white shrimp and put it all back in
the water.
Petty Officer Casey Ranel says the shrimp were live when
returned to the water 13 miles south of Belle Pass. She says shrimp
are sold live at the dock.
A news release e-mailed Tuesday says a Coast Guard crew from
Grand Isle inspected the boat Sunday after getting a report that
the trawler Little Andrew was working in a restricted area.
It says the boat's master was given a written warning.


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