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Tour Operator Fined for Harassing Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins

A judge fined a tour operator $2,500 for illegally harassing Hawaiian spinner dolphins. Natural resources officers with the State of Hawai'i investigated dolphin tour operator Casey Phillips Cho for harassing Hawaiian spinner dolphins, which is illegal.
September 28, 2021 - Feature Story ,
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Recent Conviction Confirms Our Commitment to Observer Safety

Acting NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator Paul Doremus highlights NOAA’s commitment to observer safety efforts with law enforcement action.
May 24, 2021 - Leadership Message ,
Fishery observers counting catch on a fishing vessel. Observers working on a fishing vessel. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Weekly Highlights - December 18, 2020

Read about this week's enforcement actions from around the country.

Weekly Highlights - December, 4, 2020

Read about this week's enforcement efforts from around the country.

Enforcement Priorities 2018-2022

The NOAA Office of Law Enforcement has issued this updated Enforcement Priorities document for the FY 2018-2022 time period.
November 30, 2020 - Policy and Guidance ,

Seven Critically Endangered Sawfish Found Dead on the Side of the Road in Florida Everglades

NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement offers reward up to $20,000 for information.
October 22, 2020 - Feature Story ,
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On Your Mark, Get Set, Go Catch Halibut!

NOAA Fisheries Law Enforcement will conduct patrols during the very short commercial Pacific halibut season to ensure fishery sustainability.
June 26, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Taking Stock of the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing

Highlighting our efforts to combat IUU fishing at home and abroad.
June 07, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Weekly Highlights - May 10, 2019

Read about this week's enforcement actions from around the country.

Weekly Highlights - May 3, 2019

Read about this week's enforcement efforts from around the country.