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Marine Mammal Protection in the Southeast

Please use the following links to find more information about marine mammal protection in the Southeast:

Reporting Violations

The NOAA Fisheries Southeast Region encompasses eight states, each with a state enforcement agency. Many of our state partners have toll-free hotlines, but you also may call the NOAA Enforcement Hotline at (800) 853-1964.

Fishing Regulations

For more information on federal fishing regulations in the Gulf of Mexico, please go to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council website.

NOAA Special Agent Richard Chesler (in blue cap) and Officer Clay McDonough of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission measure the headrope on a shrimp try net. NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement operates joint enforcement agreements with 27 coastal states and territories.