Office of Law Enforcement Annual Report Fiscal Year 2017
Effective management of the marine natural resources under NOAA’s stewardship depends on effective enforcement
of adopted management measures. In 2017, NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) continued to play a critical role
in supporting the NOAA Fisheries mission by enforcing the laws, rules, and regulations that conserve and protect our
nation’s marine resources and their natural habitat.