EEZ patrols

U.S. Coast Guard patrols EEZ in partnership with Samoa

The surveillance activity carried out throughout last month was aimed at protecting fisheries and other natural resources.

The Juniper and Joseph Gerczak crews helped fill the operational presence needed to deter illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing while Samoa’s Nafanua II patrol boat is down.

“We always look forward to assisting our partners in the region,” said Cmdr. Jeff Bryant, the 14th District’s chief of enforcement.