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Welcome to the Office of International Affairs

  • NOAA Keys In on Global Seafood Issues

    Mar 15: NOAA Fisheries has positioned itself to more fully engage in the ocean to plate global discussion through the merger of its Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection Program. Read More . . .

  • NOC Continues Fight against IUU Fishing

    July 30: The National Ocean Council Committee on IUU fishing and Seafood Fraud is seeking comment on its draft list of principles for determining species “at risk” of IUU fishing and seafood fraud, as well as a draft list of “at risk” species. Read More . . .

  • Proposed Rule Tackles International Bycatch

    August 10, 2015: NOAA has developed a proposed rule designed to implement aspects of the Marine Mammal Protection Act that aims to reduce marine mammal bycatch associated with foreign commercial fishing operations. Read More . . .

  • NOAA Issues Decision on Bycatch Activities

    August 14, 2015: The United States has issued the certification decision for Mexico’s bycatch activities identified in NOAA’s 2013 Biennial Report to Congress on improving international fisheries. Read More . . .

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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...