A boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) approach a fishing vessel on the high seas in January 2019 while patrolling in support of counter-Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported fishing and global security missions. Mellon’s crew is supporting international fisheries on the high seas and enforcement of the Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Mellon)
The US Naval Institute blog has a post by Lieutenant Commander Jeff Garvey, USCG, with a whole raft of recommendations for how to improve Coast Guard law enforcement. It is mostly outside my wheelhouse, other than that I enjoyed a great relationship and enjoyed significant success working with PACAREA LE intelligence. They were a great team. Looks like he may know what he’s talking about.