Pirates in US waters? Illegal fishing is threatening the health of our fisheries and hurting our commercial fishermen, by ignoring federal regulations, disregarding by-catch waste and flooding the market with cheaper, illegally caught imports.
Illegal fishing vessels also participate in other types of criminal activities including human trafficking, drug smuggling, and illegal immigration, all of which effect U.S. national security and sovereignty.
Take Action Now: There is a broad coalition of groups coming together to take action on this issue at different levels of government. Here is one website by one of these groups that lets you take direct action with your members of congress. Click here to take action.