enforcement officer looking through binoculars
NOAA Enforcement Officer. Photo: NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement

Enforcement at Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary is challenging due to the site's remote location. The sanctuary relies on the watchful eyes of users for information, and partnerships with state and federal agencies to enforce regulations. Educating users about sanctuary regulations and sensitive resources is an important part of the site's resource protection strategy.

Help Us Out

You are an integral part of our enforcement effort. Please share with others what you know about the sanctuary and encourage their compliance with sanctuary regulations.

NOAA Office of Law Enforcement

NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) leads enforcement efforts in concert with
the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies authorized to enforce the National Marine Sanctuaries Act and its associated regulations.

To learn move, vist www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/enforcement.

Let Us Know

Violations of sanctuary regulations should be reported to the NOAA Enforcement Hotline at 800-853-1964 (Available 24 hrs. a day).