- Enforcement actions protect sustainable fisheries
May 13, 2013: American Seafoods Company and the owners and operators of the catcher/processors Ocean Rover and Northern Eagle have been charged for tampering with the equipment used for weighing Alaska pollock.
- Panels Shed Light on Seafood Mislabeling
April 17, 2013: The Northeast Division of NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement teamed up with industry members and our federal partners in March to tell the public what we are doing to prevent mislabeled seafood from ending up on our plates.
- Keep distance from sick sea lions
April 2, 2013: Members of the public should not try to assist sea lions on their own, but leave rescues to professionals authorized by NOAA Fisheries. Picking up marine mammals is illegal under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
- Helping fishermen and lobstermen coexist
March 21, 2013: NOAA, enforcement partners and lobstermen's association team up to address gear conflicts.
- A Global Perspective on Tackling Illegal Fishing
Feb 11, 2013: Find out how NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement works internationally to protect fishermen and shared fishery resources...
- Enforcement Officer Bob Yerena Receives Award
Feb 5, 2013: NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement Director Bruce Buckson (left) and Acting Deputy Director Tracy Dunn (right) congratulate Enforcement Officer Bob Yerena on receiving the NOAA Administrator’s Award on Nov. 16.
- Ocean CSI: NOAA’S Forensic Analysts in Action
Dec 14, 2012: Learn how NOAA's forensic analysts use science to combat seafood fraud, protecting our seafood supply and defending protected species.
- NOAA Special Agent Receives Highest Service Award
Dec 12, 2012: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has presented its highest honor—the Bob Mace Distinguished Service Award—to NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement Alaska Division Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Kenneth Hansen.
- Tackling Seafood Fraud
Nov 15, 2012: Find out how NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement helps tackle seafood fraud.
- Working Together to End IUU Fishing
Nov 2, 2012: Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing threatens the sustainability of our ocean ecosystems and fisheries. Combating IUU fishing is one of NOAA Fisheries' top priorities.
- Getting to the Bottom of Marine Mammal Crimes
Oct 3, 2012: Special agents and enforcement officers with NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement investigate crimes against marine mammals under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this month.
- Casitas Endanger Lobster Habitat in Florida Keys
July 30, 2012: Casitas are artificial habitats that aid lobster poaching and destroy the seagrass beds and hardbottom communities that lobsters, fish, and other marine life need to survive. NOAA law enforcement works to remove these illegal structures.
- Eagle Lives Thanks to NOAA Law Enforcement Officer
July 3, 2012: NOAA Fisheries Law Enforcement Officer Noah Meisenheimer stepped in and helped rescue an eagle who was caught in a rising tide in Ninilchik, Alaska.