Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary relies on both state and federal enforcement partners to patrol sanctuary waters to protect sanctuary users, wildlife and habitats. Regular patrols are conducted by air and by sea by United States Coast Guard personnel, California Department of Fish and Wildlife wardens and National Park Service rangers. NOAA Office of Law Enforcement provides investigative services. Sanctuary staff provide technical support and situational awareness to our valued enforcement partners.
To Report a Sanctuary Marine Enforcement Issue:
Sanctuary resource emergency: 805-729-1271
CalTIP (Californians Turn In Poachers & Polluters): 1-888-334-2258
United States Coast Guard:
By marine radio: Channel 16 Marine Band Radio
By phone: (310) 521-3600 (Sector LA/Long Beach emergency contact)
EPA National Resource Center (for a spill): 800-424-8802