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Electronic Reporting Required for HMS Dealers
July 24, 2014: All federally permitted Atlantic HMS dealers are required to electronically report commercially harvested species on a weekly basis. Read More . . .
Safeguarding Fisheries Observers
August 15, 2014: An Oregon deck boss has been charged with assaulting a federal fishery observer while at sea. Read More . . .
Dolphin Feeding = Harm to Animals, Fines
August 19, 2014: A Panama City business and its boat captain were fined for their role in feeding wild dolphins off the Florida Panhandle. Read More . . .
ESA Protections, Criminal Conviction
September 24, 2014: An Oregon charter boat captain pleaded guilty and was sentenced for harvesting protected wild coho salmon with sport fishing clients. 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.
- Enforcement Office Joe Snyder awarded NAWEOA 2014 Lifesaving Award
- NOAA Fisheries partners with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to advance import safety
- NOAA releases draft revisions to its Policy for the Assessment of Civil Administrative Penalties and Permit Sanctions
- Miami Seafood Firm Pleads Guilty, Sentenced For Seafood Labelling Fraud
- Top prosecutor talks Keys cases
- Pompano Beach Resident Charged With Illegally Trafficking In Marine Life
- Florida Keys Resident Charged With Illegally Trafficking In Marine Life
- Florida Man Sentenced for Illegal Sale of Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish