FWS’ Office of Law Enforcement Protects Alaskan Waters from Invasive and Injurious Species

Operation Barnacle Buster was an eight-day inspection blitz executed at the Alaskan Port of Alcan on the border of the United States and Canada. The operation was conceived because of the continual threat of invasive species entering the State of Alaska. The Service also used the operation as an opportunity to enforce Federal, State, foreign, and international wildlife laws and regulations.   Click on the following sentence to access the full story.

Anchorage Service wildlife inspectors, an evidence custodian, and the wildlife detection canine “Dock” inspected over 140 vehicles daily to determine whether they possessed any wildlife including live wildlife, wildlife parts, or wildlife products.


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