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Reward Offered For Information On Harbor Seal Shootings


March 14, 2006

NOAA Fisheries Service's Office for Law Enforcement is offering up to $2,500 for information about the shooting of two Harbor Seals near Juneau, Alaska. Both shootings are believed to have occurred during the second week of February 2006, near Outer Point on Douglas Island. The reward is conditional upon information leading to an arrest, conviction, civil penalty assessment or forfeiture of property for violations against those responsible.

The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 is a federal law that protects seals, sea lions, whales and all other species of marine mammals. Under the MMPA and its corresponding regulations, it is illegal to harass, shoot, pursue or feed marine mammals in the wild. A violation of the Act can result in civil penalties of up to $12,000 and criminal fines of up to $20,000 and imprisonment.

Anyone with information is asked to call one of the following numbers:

  • Special Agent Allee: 907-586-7225
  • Office for Law Enforcement - National Hotline: 800-853-1964




Any officer or employee of the United States or of any Foreign, State or local government, or their family members, who furnishes information or renders service in the performance of his official duties shall not be eligible for payment under this reward offer.



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