A fisheries officer noticed that the defendant (Yates) had scores of undersized red grouper on board. This was a violation of federal conservation regulations, which prohibited fishermen from retaining grouper under a certain length.
Since 1987, United States regulations have required that shrimp trawlers generally install turtle excluder devices (TEDs) when operating in U.S. waters where sea turtles are located (Section 609 of Public Law 101-162). A group of countries brought a complaint to the Dispute Settle Mechanism of the WTO.
The plaintiff is American Pelagic, a company whose President and sole shareholder, purchased a large boat, the Atlantic Star, in 1996 to transform it into a massive fishing vessel. In 1997, NMFS issued both a valid Atlantic mackerel permit and a Northeast Multispecies fish permit to the vessel.
The State Attorney and the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife vs GUIATIN Didier, FOUMANE Simplice, MENGATTA Frank, CHINGO Zacharie & TAKONGUE Merlin
On the 10 July 2013, the conservation service of the Dja Biosphere reserve effected a targeted anti-poaching patrol during which one the accused persons, Guiatin Didier was arrested leaving the Mengame Wildlife reserve. He admitted hunting in the said protected area in collaboration with Mengatta Franck and Foumane Simplice.
Elements of the Dja conservation service intercepted the accused, Mohamadou Alioum and a driver in a vehicle, in the town of Djoum, to which the driver escaped the scene. The elements searched the vehicle thoroughly and found 12 Ivory tusks, well hidden in the back seat of the car.
The State Attorney and the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife vs OLINGA BAKBOKE Jean and TCHABO MBAKOP Norbert
In 2016, the accused persons, OLINGA BAKBOKE and TCHABO MBAKOP were arrested by elements of the conservation service with trophies of totally protected animal species (Gorillas and Chimpanzees). They were prosecuted before the Court of First Instance, Abong Mbang.
In February 2014, elements of the conservation service of the National Park of Lobeke received reliable information about the presence of some poachers in the said park. Following this, on the 19 February, the elements organized a surveillance and control patrol in the peripheral area of the park (ZIC 31).
On the 16 April 2013, elements of the conservation service of the Boumba Bek National Park arrested the accused in the hunting zone of Libongo, of the Boumba Bek National Park in possession of freshly butchered totally protected animal species. This includes Chimpanzees, Gorillas and a deer.
The State Attorney and the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife vs NGEN Etienne, BEKA BEKA and DAMA David
On the 24 January 2018, elements of the conservation service arrested the accused persons NGEN Etienne, BEKA BEKA and DAMA David in a community-hunting zone in possession of a hunting gun after killing a baby elephant. They extracted the ivories and delivered it to a certain Yaoba, currently under chase.