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RSA Violations Result in Arrest, Guilty Plea
April 11, 2014: NOAA special agents tackle research set-aside violations in the illegal catch of more than 290,000 pounds of fluke. Read More . . .
Dominos continue to fall in RSA case
April 23, 2014: Criminal charges have been levied against a New York fish dealer for the purchase of more than 240,000 pounds of illegal fluke. Read More . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 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
- Final rule on dolphin-safe label for tuna products announced
- 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