Investigations into Unregulated Fishing in the USA in FY 2006

In the United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration opened 750 investigations into illegal fishing activities during the 2006 fiscal year in the Northeast region alone, an increase of 108 percent from 5 years ago.

Source: Associated Press, ” Federal agents try to staunch tidal wave of illegal seafood,” International Herald Tribune, April 28, 2007.

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