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U.S. Identifies Nations for IUU Fishing
Jan 11: The United States will soon begin consultations with 10 nations to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and stem the bycatch of protected species. Read More . . .
Sharks Win Protection at CITES
Mar 14: Countries voted to increase protection for five commercially-exploited species of sharks and manta rays. Photo Credit: Brian Skerry. Read More . . .
International Guidelines Target IUU Fishing
Mar 22: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations adopts guidelines aimed at combating illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Read More . . .
U.S.-Russia Cooperation on Fisheries
Apr 30: NOAA and the Federal Agency for Fisheries of the Russian Federation sign Statement on Enhanced Fisheries Cooperation. Read More . . .
Fish swim beyond national boundaries. We work to promote international cooperation to achieve effective and responsible marine stewardship and ensure sustainable fisheries management. Read more...
Announcements and Reports
01/11/13: 2013 Biennial Report to Congress Identifying Nations for IUU Fishing
- Report Highlights
- Link to Full Report (PDF)
10/22/12: NOAA Fisheries International Marine Mammal Action Plan
6/1/12: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2012; Full Report
3/16/12: NOAA Fisheries Implementation Plan of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries
3/6/12: Report to Congress on U.S. Actions Taken on Foreign Large-Scale High Seas Driftnet Fishing