USCG Busts American Fishing Firm for Employing Foreign Captains

Since 2019, Coast Guard investigators - working with CBP and NOAA agents - have detected eight separate “paper captain” violations on vessels operating in the Pacific Northwest.

Will there be some unemployed Norwegians from this??

Busted. Good. “Fishing Masters” have to be US Flag, US Certed- when operating in US Coastwise Waters, fine the companies and individuals breaking the law. Further- make one of the two pay HEAVY fines, to discourage this type of behavior…

Figure it was FCA?

FCA no longer exists

Who bought them or did they just fold?

The owner died a couple years ago. O’Hara bought half the quota and I think one of the vessels. I don’t remember who bought the rest.

O’hara and Ocean Peace