Photography: Rough Seas: Seas-010

A group from the Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark boards the commercial fishing vessel, the Christopher Andrew, owned and captained by John Kourtesis of Newport, RI.  The Coast Guard acts as the police of the high seas and will inspect the boat's catch for infractions. The complex laws change so frequently that both fishermen and regulators have trouble keeping up with 17 different fishery management plans.

A group from the Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark boards the commercial fishing vessel, the Christopher Andrew, owned and captained by John Kourtesis of Newport, RI. The Coast Guard acts as the police of the high seas and will inspect the boat's catch for infractions. The complex laws change so frequently that both fishermen and regulators have trouble keeping up with 17 different fishery management plans.