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Preventing Illegal Foreign Fishing

Fishery inspections

Preventing illegal foreign fishing vessels from encroaching on the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is a priority for the Coast Guard. Protecting the integrity of the nation’s maritime borders and ensuring the health of U.S. fisheries is a vital part of the Coast Guard mission.

The Coast Guard also enforces international agreements to suppress illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing activity in international waters.