Office of Law Enforcement Annual Report Fiscal Year 2016

NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement protects marine wildlife, sanctuaries and monuments, and critical habitat by enforcing domestic laws and international treaty obligations designed to ensure these natural resources are available for future generations. OLE actively seeks to promote compliance with the nation’s marine resource laws and takes measured enforcement action when these laws are violated.

The resource allocations and operational activities outlined in this Annual Report demonstrate OLE’s commitment to its conservation mandate to promote a level playing field for all who play by the rules; sustain fish stocks for commercial, recreational, and tribal users; protect marine mammals and endangered species; conserve protected areas; and combat the illegal, unreported, and unregulated harvesting of fish and the illegal trafficking of wildlife. 

Last updated by Office of Law Enforcement on 02/14/2018