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Video: Cracking the Research Set-Aside Case
In 2010, the NOAA Office of Law Enforcement embarked on a 4-year investigation which exposed one of the largest fisheries conspiracy networks on the East Coast. Read More . . .
Observers assist in case, vessel owner fined $75K
NOAA OLE closes a successful investigation after numerous Observers filed complaints against an Alaskan-based vessel. Read More . . .
Border Operation Highlights Lobster Violations
NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement inspected shipments of lobster, sea urchins, and halibut being imported to the United States from Canada. The results were … Read More . . .
Halibut Fisherman Fined $5K for Sitka LAMP Fishing
Landing report identified illegal activity. Read More . . .
OLE releases FY 2016 Annual Report
Learn more about the OLE investigations and staffing numbers in the annual report. 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.
- Owner of One of the Largest Commercial Fishing Businesses in U.S. Pleads to Falsifying Records & Smuggling Proceeds Abroad
- Another North Carolina Commercial Fishermen Pleads Guilty To Illegally Harvesting and Selling Atlantic Striped Bass
- Two More North Carolina Commercial Fishermen Plead Guilty To Illegally Harvesting And Selling Atlantic Striped Bass
- Cowart Seafood, Inc. Officers Charged with Illegal Seafood Conspiracy and Firearms Violation
- Another Commercial Fisherman Pleads Guilty to Illegally Harvesting and Selling Atlantic Striped Bass