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Postby entropy1 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:31 pm

Friday, October 14, 2016
NOAA Office of Law Enforcement Pre-warns Trawler Violators CYA
We have always suspected a certain collusion between processors/trawlers and the NOAA Office of Law Enforcement. We know if we step over the line there is no hesitation in issuing us a Notice of Violation (NOVI). Well here is a memo warning trawlers and processors to cover your ass (CYA) about misreporting your catches. Since when does law enforcement warn violators before taking appropriate action? Does it depend on who you are?

Go to: to see the note from Julie Bonney at the Alaska Groundfish Data Bank, who lobbies for trawlers and processors, to her members. Couldn't copy and paste it for some reason.
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