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  • 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 . . .

  • Fines, Patrols Increase for Red Snapper Fishery

    In order to better protect the red snapper fish stocks in the Southeast, NOAA Enforcement increases patrols and General Counsel increases fines associated with species violations. Read More . . .

  • OLE Joins AFRICOM for International Training Event

    To increase capabilities to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, OLE travels to Ghana with invitation from the U.S. Department of Defense. Read More . . .

  • 10-hour Halibut Season Opening, OLE on Patrol

    With a short halibut season, OLE hopes to assist with compliance to ensure fishery sustainability. 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.