Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 Law and Legal Definition

Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 is a U.S. law that prohibits the import, export, transport, purchase or sale of fish, wildlife and plants taken or possessed in violation of federal or state law. The law covers all fish and wildlife and their parts or products, and plants protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species and those protected by State law. Interstate or foreign commerce in fish and wildlife taken or possessed in violation of other nations’ laws also is illegal. The Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 regulates importation of injurious species and provides for humane shipment of fish and wildlife.