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Office of Law Enforcement Annual Report Fiscal Year 2017

August 14, 2018

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.