The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for information related to the import and export of wildlife specimens and flora into and out of the United States contained in the Law Enforcement Management Information System (LEMIS) database.

Information contained in LEMIS comes from data collected on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish and Wildlife (Form 3-177). This relates to several FOIA requests for the release of data stored in LEMIS for calendar year 1999, and from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2020. The data that is stored in the FWS system which may be exempt from disclosure, if approved, is outlined on pages 3- 4 here. This link also provides further guidance on the process to object to the release of information. Objections must be submitted on or before June 11, 2021.