Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Shrimp poacher hunters


A Texas game warden prepares to patrol the Texas waters of the Gulf of Mexico for shrimp fishing season violators with a U.S. Coast Guard unit from the Sabine Pass station on Wednesday, May 16, 2007. For governmental security concerns, the game warden could not be identified.


Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise


A U.S. Coast Guard unit from the Sabine Pass station gets briefed before a Texas Gulf Coast patrol. The individual members of the patrol could not be identified due to military security concerns.


U.S. Coast Guard members and a Texas game warden search Texas waters in the Gulf of Mexico for shrimp fishing season violators. If they find violators, Coast Guard crew would board the boat, arrest the captain and escort the vessel back to shore.


A U.S. Coast Guard member from the Sabine Pass station looks for shrimp fishing season violators off the Texas Gulf Coast aboard U.S. Coast Guard 41389, a 41-foot USCG utility boat. The penalty for shrimping out of season is up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine.



U.S. Coast Guard members from the Sabine Pass station search for Texas shrimp fishing season violators after sunset in the Gulf of Mexico. Texas shrimp season ended May 15 to allow shrimp to recover. It will resume in mid-July.


A U.S. Coast Guard member from the Sabine Pass station searches for Texas shrimp fishing season violators after sunset in the Gulf of Mexico.


U.S. Coast Guard members from the Sabine Pass station follow a potential Texas shrimp fishing season violator after sunset in the Gulf of Mexico.

I'm not allowed to show faces or use names with this story. With this in mind, I made my first video (requires Windows Media Player). Since there was no boarding, it's not much of a video. I've also learned how much I need to learn - particularly about sound.

Please read, "Patrols are out..." by Christine Rappleye.

2 comments:

Bryon Houlgrave said...

Congratulations on your first video shoot. I was impressed with the vision behind the clip ... you could tell someone with a trained eye in photojournalism was responsible for the work. I look forward to seeing more. :-)

Mark M. Hancock said...

Thanks. I'm disappointed with myself, but I learned a lot. I'll commit to post links for (multi-cut) videos I make.

I still plan to post a photo or story per day, but I hope to soon have a video per week.