NOAA Fisheries Names Bruce Buckson New Director of Enforcement

Bruce Buckson, a nationally recognized leader with 29 years experience in natural resource conservation law enforcement, has been named the new director of the NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement. He begins his
new job on September 4, 2011.

A graduate of the FBI National Academy, Buckson comes to NOAA from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission where he has served as the Deputy Director of the Law Enforcement Division since 2007. Florida Fish and Wildlife's Law Enforcement Division is one of the largest fish and wildlife law enforcement agencies in the world with over 700 employees in a state with the nation's second longest coastline.

In his new role, Buckson will direct the efforts of more than 200 NOAA Fisheries Enforcement employees, including special agents and enforcement officers, working out of national headquarters, six divisional offices, and 52 field offices throughout the United States and U.S. territories. To read more, go to the NOAA Fisheries website:

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