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Lacey Act (18 USC 42-43; 16 USC 3371-3378)

Country/Territory
United States of America
Document type
Legislation
Date
1900 (2006)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
United States Code - Title 16 - Conservation and United States Code - Title 18 - Crimes and Criminal Procedure.
Subject
Fisheries, Forestry, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Fishery management and conservation Fish products Trade in species Aquatic animals Crustaceans Marine fishes Molluscs Protection of species Timber Offences/penalties Plant protection Management/conservation Wildlife products Endangered species Wild fauna Wild flora
Geographical area
Americas, Arctic, East Pacific, North America, North Atlantic
Abstract

This Act regulates the import of any species protected by international or domestic law and prevents the spread of invasive, or non-native, species. It protects both plants and wildlife by creating civil and criminal penalties for a wide array of violations. The Act makes it unlawful to import, export, sell, acquire, or purchase fish, wildlife or plants that are taken, possessed, transported, or sold: a) in violation of U.S. or Indian law, or a) in interstate or foreign commerce involving any fish, wildlife, or plants taken possessed or sold in violation of State or foreign law. The law covers all fish and wildlife and their parts or products, plants protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and those protected by State law. Commercial guiding and outfitting are considered to be a sale under the provisions of the Act. The Act shall not apply to activities regulated by plan under Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act or the Tuna Convention Acts.

Full text
English
Website
www.fws.gov

References - Legislation

Implemented by

50 CFR § 10.1 - 10.22 - Taking, Possession, transportation, Sale, Purchase, Barter, Exportation, and Importation of Wildlife and Plants - General provisions.

Legislation | United States of America | 1973 (1988)

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Birds, Endangered species, Internal trade, International trade, Marine mammals, Migratory species, Protection of species, Research, Trade in species, Wild fauna, Wild flora

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

50 CFR § 14.1 - 14.255 - Taking, Possession, transportation, Sale, Purchase, Barter, Exportation, and Importation of Wildlife and Plants - Importation, Exportation and Transportation of Wildlife.

Legislation | United States of America | 1980 (2012)

Keyword: Animal health, Animal welfare, Aquatic animals, Authorization/permit, Birds, Keeping of live animals, Inspection, Marine fishes, Marine mammals, Marking/identification, Molluscs, Protection of species, Royalties/fees, Transport/storage, Wild fauna, Trade in species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

50 CFR § 12.1 - 12.51 - Taking, Possession, transportation, Sale, Purchase, Barter, Exportation, and Importation of Wildlife and Plants - Seizure and Forfeiture Procedures.

Legislation | United States of America | 1980 (2022)

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Birds, Endangered species, Internal trade, International trade, Marine mammals, Migratory species, Precautionary principle, Procedural matters, Protection of species, Trade in species, Wild fauna, Wild flora

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

50 CFR § 16.1 - 16.33 - Taking, Possession, transportation, Sale, Purchase, Barter, Exportation, and Importation of Wildlife and Plants - Injurious Wildlife.

Legislation | United States of America | 1974 (2016)

Keyword: Amphibians, Animal welfare, Aquatic animals, Authorization/permit, Birds, Crustaceans, Education, Marine fishes, Molluscs, Protection of species, Public health, Reptiles, Research, Trade in species, Wild fauna

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

50 CFR § 11.1 - 11.34 - Taking, Possession, transportation, Sale, Purchase, Barter, Exportation, and Importation of Wildlife and Plants - Civil Procedures.

Legislation | United States of America | 1974 (2023)

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Birds, Endangered species, Enforcement/compliance, Hunting/capture, Internal trade, International trade, Marine mammals, Offences/penalties, Protection of species, Trade in species, Wild fauna, Wild flora

Source: FAO, FAOLEX