During a recent 58-day patrol in the Gulf of Mexico the crew of the Pensacola-based Coast Guard cutter Dauntless stopped three Mexican vessels who were illegally catching red snapper and other regulated Gulf of Mexico fish species and also recovered three miles of long-line fishing gear. The cutter’s work in south Texas waters supported Operation Patriot Curtain, which addressed threats to border security and U.S. sovereignty near the maritime boundary line.

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