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  • OLE Special Agent Joins Offshore Aquaculture Convo

    Detail of special agent to NOAA Aquaculture Program highly advantageous to OLE as a whole. Read More . . .

  • Reminder: EEZ Rec Black Sea Bass Season is Closed

    The 2016 recreational black sea bass fishery in the EEZ of the Greater Atlantic Region is closed until May 15. Read More . . .

  • OLE Strives to Safeguard Bluefin Tuna

    Tunas are one of several highly regulated species for which special care and attention is needed to ensure the stability of the fish. Read More . . .

  • The Perfect Investigation

    Undercover operation reveals an intricate scheme to buy and sell illegal fish. Read More . . .

  • MSA 40, OLE Through The Years

    Steve Springer has been working with OLE for nearly as long as the MSA has been enacted. “Standing on the docks back in those days, waiting to enforce the MSA, was just part of the job…” 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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