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A Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration joint boarding team board the 68-foot commercial fishing vessel Ronald E. near the Dry Tortugas Shrimp Sanctuary Preservation on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.
A Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration joint boarding team board the 68-foot commercial fishing vessel Ronald E. near the Dry Tortugas Shrimp Sanctuary Preservation on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard)

The Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sized about 6,000 pounds of shrimp from a fishing vessel near the Dry Tortugas Shrimp Sanctuary Preservation area.

The 68-foot vessel Ronald E. was observed fishing inside the marine sanctuary on Friday and then boarded by a joint cutter Raymond Evans-NOAA team, according to a news release from the Coast Guard. The team cited the Ronald E. for illegally fishing inside a national marine sanctuary and safety violations. The National Marine Fisheries Service will determine if a formal notice of violation will be issued.

The seized shrimp was worth about $60,000.

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