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Fighting for Global Sustainable Fisheries
Sept. 17, 2013: Pacific countries work together to promote sustainable fisheries and address illegal fishing in the Coral Triangle – a global epicenter of marine biodiversity. Read More . . .
Protecting Our Seafood and Marine Resources
Oct. 21, 2013: An essential part of our U.S. sustainable fisheries management approach is ensuring that commercial fishermen are knowledgeable of catch regulations and requirements, and that they are in compliance with these laws. Read More . . .
International Ivory Smuggling Ring Dismantled
February 19, 2014: Three co-defendants in Tennessee and New Jersey have been arrested in connection with illegal trafficking of narwhal tusks from Canada to the United States. Read More . . .
Sea Turtles See Justice
February 28, 2014: NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement and the FBI conducted a joint undercover operation leading to the arrest of a Puerto Rican man for his role in the illegal sale of sea turtle meat. Read More . . .
From tackling seafood fraud nationally to helping crack down on illegal fishing internationally, we're here to make sure that those who obey the rules reap the benefits of fair competition and an even playing field in the market. We protect marine resources and their habitat and help safeguard the health of seafood consumers and the livelihoods of coastal communities.
- NOAA releases draft revisions to its Policy for the Assessment of Civil Administrative Penalties and Permit Sanctions
- Final rule on dolphin-safe label for tuna products announced
- Our 2013 Division Enforcement Priorities are now available online
- Playa Añasco Man Sentenced To Jail For Illegal Sale Of Sea Turtle Meat
- Fishermen, seafood dealer indicted in federal court for illegally catching and selling reef fish Alabama Media Group
- Tennessee Men Plead Guilty To Illegally Trafficking Narwhal Tusk
- Broward Resident Pleads Guilty And Sentenced For Violating The Endangered Species Act
- Vero Beach Resident Sentenced For Importing Illegal Catch From The Bahamas