Coast Guard seizes shrimp off Texas coast

July 5, 2012 4:37:18 AM PDT
The Coast Guard has been busy catching shrimp caught in closed waters off the Texas coast.

According to the Galveston County Daily News, the Coast Guard has seized 31,000 pounds of shrimp in the past week.

The catch is valued at $69,000. It will be sold and the proceeds held in escrow until the investigation is complete.

State waters are closed to shrimping part of each year to protect against overfishing.