Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife


Is the Washington Animal Trafficking Act the only law that addresses the illicit trade in fish and wildlife?

In addition to federal law, other state laws already exist that criminalize illegal poaching and trade. Other state laws include:

- RCW 77.15.265, which prohibits the possession of fish, shellfish, or wildlife poached in a jurisdiction outside of Washington;
- RCW 77.15.770, which prohibits the unlawful trade in shark fins;
- RCW 77.15.260, which prohibits the trafficking in the parts of several species indigenous to the Northwest.

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9th of December, 2016