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  • Former Dealer Pleads Guilty to Felony Charge

    January 30, 2015: Maryland fish dealer plead guilty in federal court to a single felony count of submitting false reports to NOAA, in violation of the Lacey Act for purchasing scallops in excess of the legal landing limit. Read More . . .

  • Presidential Taskforce to Combat IUU Fishing

    March 20, 2015: The action plan for implementing the Task Force Recommendations is now available. Read More . . .

  • 2.5 Year Investigation Ends In Jail

    April 17, 2015: Former dock manager found guilty for tax evasion and Lacey Act violations. Read More . . .

  • Community-focused officer earns award

    Northeast Region's Wilmarth, building community relationships and educating industry, named Officer of the Year. Read More . . .

  • Alaska Agencies Team-Up for Joint Operation

    Patrolling remote Alaska waters can be an daunting task, but with the help of state partners, OLE meets its mission. Read More . . .

From tackling seafood fraud nationally to helping crack down on illegal fishing internationally, we're here to make sure that those who obey the rules reap the benefits of fair competition and an even playing field in the market. We protect marine resources and their habitat and help safeguard the health of seafood consumers and the livelihoods of coastal communities. 

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