The Lacey Act
The Lacey Act seeks to protect certain species of fish, wildlife and plants. Not only does it protect species on U.S. soil, it also applies to certain species of fish and marine mammals.
If you have received a notice of violation from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife (FWS) or the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), you may be facing civil, criminal and administrative penalties. At the Law Office of Patrick Flanigan, attorney Patrick Flanigan helps clients nationwide with these issues and have experience protecting his clients from civil, criminal and administrative actions.
NOAA, NMFS, FWS and the Lacey Act
Attorney Patrick Flanigan represents clients facing violations of the Lacey Act by NOAA, including violations involving:
- Trafficking of illegal quantities or species of fish, wildlife, and plants whether marine or non-marine resources
- Foreign vessels harvesting or shipping marine resources
- Mislabeling, seafood fraud and seafood safety issues
- Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) listed vessels and products
- Fraudulent documentation and markings
Experienced Counsel for Sale, Trade and Transportation of Wildlife, Fish and Plants
Attorney Patrick Flanigan understands the impact a violation can have on your livelihood and your earnings. He is a former commercial scallop fisherman, deck hand, cook, engineer, first mate, boat captain and vessel owner. This perspective allows him, to provide straightforward advice and guidance to clients facing violations under the Lacey Act, CITES, and various other laws whether international, federal, or state regulations.
Contact lawyer Patrick Flanigan online or call us at 484-904-7795 to schedule your free and confidential initial consultation. For your convenience, he offers evening and weekend consultations. Contingent, hourly and other negotiated fee structures are available and may be customized to your needs.