Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Sanford Ltd.
Current Parent Company: 
Sanford Ltd.
Penalty: 
$2,400,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
January 11, 2013
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

A New Zealand fishing company that owned and operated the tuna fishing vessel San Nikunau, and a former chief engineer on the ship, were sentenced in federal court for environmental crimes and obstruction of justice. Sanford Ltd. was ordered to pay a criminal fine of $1.9 million and pay $500,000 in community service to the National Marine Sanctuaries Foundation for the benefit of the Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary in American Samoa.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Coast Guard referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
New Zealand
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
food products
Specific Industry of Parent: 
commercial fishing
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Parent company note: 
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