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Final Rule to Establish Procedures for Identification and Certifications of Nations Whose Vessels Are Engaged in IUU Fishing or Bycatch

Report of the Technical Consultation to Develop International Guidelines on Bycatch Management and Reduction of Discards (Rome, 6-10 December 2010) 

ICCAT Adopts Measure to Address Sea Turtle Bycatch

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Implement Import Provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act
Comments must be received by June 29, 2010.

NMFS Seeks Information for Identification of Nations Engaged in Bycatch or Illegal Fishing
Information should be received on or before April 5, 2010.

NOAA Awards Grant to World Wildlife Fund to Support Innovation to Reduce Bycatch

Notice of Public Hearings on IUU-Bycatch Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule to Implement Procedures to Address IUU Fishing and Bycatch
Public comments will be accepted through May 14, 2009.

Comment Period Extended on Petition for Rulemaking to Implement Provisions of the MMPA for Swordfish Imports
Comments must be submitted by March 23, 2009.

NOAA Report to Congress on IUU Fishing and Bycatch

Vaquita Expedition 2008 Website

International Call for Information on Nationals with Vessels Engaged in Bycatch or Illegal Fishing (4/29/08)

NOAA Fisheries International Sea Turtle Activities Website (11/13/07)

Affirmative Ruling Renewed for Mexico's Tuna Fisheries
NOAA Fisheries has renewed the affirmative finding for the Government of Mexico under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

U.N. General Assembly Calls for "Immediate Action" to Protect Deep Sea Ecosystems from Harmful Fishing Practices

Presentation on Seabird Conservation
Click here to view a presentation from NOAA Fisheries Service on the International Plan of Action for Seabirds.

NOAA Fisheries Service Renews Affirmative Finding under the MMPA for the Government of Ecuador

NOAA Fisheries Service Renews Affirmative Finding under the MMPA for the Governments of Spain and Mexico

2005 Summary of International Activities Related to Reduction of Bycatch of Sea Turtles in Longline Fisheries (.PDF)

FAO International Plan of Action on Seabirds

U.S. National Plan of Action on Seabirds Presents a national framework whereby the United States addresses seabird bycatch in its own longline fisheries and addresses the issue of seabird bycatch internationally in a variety of fora.

CCAMLR site on "Incidental Effects of Fishing"

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries

United Nations Accord on Straddling Fish Stock and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

The FAO International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

The FAO International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks

The FAO International Plan of Action for the Management of Fishing Capacity

International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas