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Mexican fishermen tend to their nets on Playa Bagdad (Bagdad Beach), just south of the Texas-Mexico border. Poaching of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico is a multimillion-dollar black market. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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A Battle On The Gulf Pits The Coast Guard Against Mexican Red Snapper Poachers

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Deckhand Patrick Gallager tosses the day's catch to the dock from the Fairwater Two charter boat. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Who Gets To Fish For Red Snapper In The Gulf? It's All Politics

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