Sanctuary resources are protected under various federal regulations and guidelines. But unenforceable whalewatching guidelines may not be succeeding as planned. Find out more about the sanctuary's studies of guideline compliance.

Whale Watch Guidelines



Officers from:

enforce federal laws in the 842-square-mile sanctuary.

Report Violations to NOAA Fisheries: Office of Law Enforcement

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Suspected violations of fisheries, marine mammal, water pollution and/or sanctuary regulations should be reported to the proper authorities. Here's how!



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