Law enforcement officers assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Port Angeles, Wash., conduct a safety boarding, during Operation North Falcon II, aboard the commercial fishing vessel Wanda Lee in Hood Canal, Wash., Oct. 30, 2014. Cutter Wahoo’s crew conducted educational outreach and safety boardings in Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Area 12, which encompasses the waters of Hood Canal; south of the Hood Canal Bridge. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class George Degener)

Coast Guard enforces fishery regulations on Washington’s Hood Canal

Dubbed Operation North Falcon II, Coast Guard crews were active in Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife marine areas 7, 10 and 12, historically the most active areas for gill net and purse seine fishermen in October 2014. Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo’s crew spent three days conducting educational outreach and safety boardings aboard commercial fishing vessels in Hood Canal, Wash.