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09/26/2017 Owner of One of the Nation’s Largest Commercial Fishing Businesses Sentenced for Falsifying Records & Smuggling Proceeds Abroad
08/03/2017 Cowart Seafood, Inc. President Sentenced to 25 Months in Prison for Illegal Seafood Conspiracy and Firearms Violation
07/05/2017 Warren Man Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced for Shooting a Protected Seal
06/30/2017 Portland Company Sentenced for Lacey Act Violations
04/25/2017 Professional Fishing Guide Fined $7,500 for Killing Wild Coho and Attempting to Pass Them Off as Hatchery Fish
04/24/2017 Cowart Seafood, Inc. President Pleads Guilty to Illegal Seafood Conspiracy and Firearms Violation
03/31/2017 Owner of One of the Largest Commercial Fishing Businesses in U.S. Pleads to Falsifying Records & Smuggling Proceeds Abroad
02/09/2017 Another North Carolina Commercial Fishermen Pleads Guilty To Illegally Harvesting and Selling Atlantic Striped Bass
01/25/2017 Two More North Carolina Commercial Fishermen Plead Guilty To Illegally Harvesting And Selling Atlantic Striped Bass
01/23/2017 Cowart Seafood, Inc. Officers Charged with Illegal Seafood Conspiracy and Firearms Violation
12/13/2016 Another Commercial Fisherman Pleads Guilty to Illegally Harvesting and Selling Atlantic Striped Bass
12/01/2016 Aquarium operator re-sentenced to eight additional months of incarceration, after violating conditions of his release
11/30/2016 Compliance Assistance, Outreach Proving to Build Positive Rapport With Fishermen
11/30/2016 Anglers be mindful - No striped bass fishing in the EEZ
11/29/2016 North Carolina Commercial Fisherman Pleads Guilty to Illegally Harvesting and Selling Atlantic Striped Bass
11/04/2016 Palmetto Bay Resident Pleads Guilty and Is Sentenced for Illegal Spearfishing Activity
09/27/2016 North Carolina Commercial Fisherman Pleads Guilty to Illegally Harvesting and Selling Atlantic Striped Bass
09/07/2016 United States Supports Indonesia’s Efforts to Stop Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing
09/07/2016 Portland Company Pleads Guilty to Lacey Act Violations
09/07/2016 NOAA Enforcement Reaching Out
08/12/2016 This is the Exit Disclaimer icon Law Enforcement Officers Work Together to Fight Wildlife Crime
07/26/2016 Five Individuals, Hawaiian Accessories Inc. Sentenced in Illegal Wildlife Smuggling Operation
07/19/2016 Florida Keys Residents Plead Guilty to Illegally Trafficking in Marine Life
06/29/2016 Hawaii company punished for illegal smuggling operation
06/07/2016 Long Island Fisherman Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Documents and Lying to Federal Investigators
05/12/2016 Owner of Commercial Fishing Business and Local Sherrif’s Deputy Indicted in Sscheme to Falsify Fishing Records
05/04/2016 Defendants Guilty of BP Fund Fraud Claims
05/04/2016 This is the Exit Disclaimer icon Coast Guard, NOAA Resolve Closed Area Fishing Cases For $80,000
04/05/2016 This is the Exit Disclaimer icon OLE Helps Return Porpoise to Ocean
04/05/2016 This is the Exit Disclaimer icon DOJ: Woman illegally sold live lobsters to China
03/22/2016 Canadian Man Detained on Money Laundering Charges Stemming from Conspiracy to Smuggle Narwhal Tusks
03/16/2016 This is the Exit Disclaimer icon Man wanted for 3 years in tusk-smuggling case appears in court
03/10/2016 This is the Exit Disclaimer icon Honolulu-based cutter returns home from successful fisheries patrol
03/01/2016 This is the Exit Disclaimer icon Ocean Education Focus of Weekend Events at Maui Boat Ramps
02/11/2016 USCG Reminds Mariners to Respond to Communication Attempts
02/10/2016 This is the Exit Disclaimer icon OLE Supports Environmental Career Fair
01/07/2016 Wrangell Father and Son Sentenced For Charges Relating To Violations of the Lacey Act
12/08/2015 Man Sentenced for Endangered Sea Turtle Violation
12/08/2015 "Operation Pongo" Leads to Arrest of Two Malaysian Men on Federal Charges of Smuggling Wildlife into the U.S.
10/29/2015 Long Island Fisherman Sentenced to Prison Time and Pay More Than $600,000 for Fisheries Fraud
09/24/2015 Texas Company Sentenced for Passing Off Mexican Shrimp As U.S. Caught
08/12/2015 North Carolina seafood processor, distributor sentenced for falsely labeling shrimp
07/22/2015 Furniture Company Owner Admits Role Running International “Fish” Smuggling Operation
07/07/2015 Fulton Fish Market Dealer and President Plead Guilty to Fraud, Falsifying Federal Records, Lacey Act Violations
06/23/2015 Florida Lobster Divers & Company Sentenced for Illegal Harvesting Activities
06/04/2015 This is the Exit Disclaimer icon Brothers Get Probation, Fine In Shooting Death of Dolphin
05/28/2015 This is the Exit Disclaimer icon Reward Offered in Astoria, Oregon Sea Lion and Harbor Seal Shootings
05/26/2015 Beluga Whales visit Northeast
05/21/2015 Juneau Whale Watching Buisness Pays Fine to NOAA
05/11/2015 Texas Company Pleads Guilty to Passing Off Mexican Shrimp as U.S.-Caught
04/24/2015 Jail Time for Man Whom Moved Tahuya River Washington State Office of the Attorney General
04/07/2015 This is the Exit Disclaimer icon NOAA Law Enforcement Returns to Unalaska
04/01/2015 This is the Exit Disclaimer icon Feds urge the public to keep away from right whales
03/25/2015 Florida Marine Life Dealers Sentenced For Illegally Trafficking In Wildlife
11/20/2014 This is the Exit Disclaimer icon DNR, federal agencies investigate Oregon company shipping illegal, uncertified bait
10/22/2014 Brooklyn Fish Dealer Sentenced To Four Months For Wire Fraud
09/04/2014 Seafood Company And Owner Sentenced For False Records Conspiracy, Overharvesting Sea Scallops Off Atlantic Coast
08/05/2014 Miami Seafood Firm Pleads Guilty, Sentenced For Seafood Labelling Fraud
07/20/2014 This is the Exit Disclaimer icon Top prosecutor talks Keys cases
07/01/2014 Pompano Beach Resident Charged With Illegally Trafficking In Marine Life
07/01/2014 Florida Keys Resident Charged With Illegally Trafficking In Marine Life
06/25/2014 Florida Man Sentenced for Illegal Sale of Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish
06/12/2014 Joint Law Enforcement Effort Leads to Issuance of First Ever Interpol Purple Notice from the United States
06/09/2014 New York Marine Life Dealer Convicted And Sentenced For Illegal Wildlife Trafficking
05/02/2014 This is the Exit Disclaimer icon Baldwin County broker in illegal fishing ring pleads guilty to federal charges, awaits sentencing
04/23/2014 This is the Exit Disclaimer icon Fish dealer pleads guilty in illegal fluke case Newsday
04/23/2014 Brooklyn Fish Dealer Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud
04/16/2014 This is the Exit Disclaimer icon Idaho aquarium fined $10K for illegal fish trafficking Keynews.com
04/14/2014 Michigan Aquarium Employee Sentenced For Illegal Trafficking Of Marine Life
04/14/2014 Idaho Aquarium Sentenced For Illegal Trafficking Of Marine Life
04/11/2014 This is the Exit Disclaimer icon Commercial fisherman admits to underreporting fluke catches Newsday
04/07/2014 This is the Exit Disclaimer icon Beachgoers reminded to stay away from newborn Harbor seal pups KTVU.com
04/05/2014 This is the Exit Disclaimer icon Prosecutions grow for illegal marine-life sales stemming from 2011 Grassy Key raid Florida Keys Keynoter
04/01/2014 New Partnerships Advance Import Safety, Border Management U.S. Customs and Border Protection
03/26/2014 Michigan Aquarium Store Operator Sentenced For Illegal Trafficking Of Marine Life
03/11/2014 Federal Authorities Continue Crackdown On Smuggling Of Protected Marine Animals On Southwest Border
02/18/2014 Playa Añasco Man Sentenced To Jail For Illegal Sale Of Sea Turtle Meat
01/28/2014 This is the Exit Disclaimer icon Fishermen, seafood dealer indicted in federal court for illegally catching and selling reef fish Alabama Media Group
01/08/2014 Tennessee Men Plead Guilty To Illegally Trafficking Narwhal Tusk
12/23/2013 Broward Resident Pleads Guilty And Sentenced For Violating The Endangered Species Act
12/17/2013 Vero Beach Resident Sentenced For Importing Illegal Catch From The Bahamas
12/12/2013 Deerfield Beach Resident Charged With Violating The Endangered Species Act
12/11/2013 Seafood Company And Owner Admit False Records Conspiracy, Overharvesting Sea Scallops
12/11/2013 Alabama Shrimper Convicted for Shooting Dolphin
12/03/2013 Florida Marine Life Dealers Sentenced For Illegal Wildlife Trafficking
12/03/2013 Michigan Aquarium Store Operators Plead Guilty To Illegal Trafficking Of Marine Life
12/03/2013 Idaho Aquarium Operators Sentenced For Illegal Trafficking Of Marine Life