Welcome to the Office of International Affairs
Fighting IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud
Jun 19: White House announces initiative to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud. Read More . . .
Marine Mammal Conservation in Arctic
Sept 2: International Whaling Commission to discuss possible impacts of future ocean activities, such as shipping and oil and gas activities, to marine mammals in the Arctic. Read More . . .
In Search of a Living Fossil
Nov 5: Follow the journey of a scientist studying nautilus - one of the most ancient living creatures on earth. Credit: Dr. Peter Ward. Read More . . .
2014 ICCAT Meeting Concludes
Nov 19: The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting concludes. Learn more about the recent meeting and read a summary. Read More . . .
IUU Task Force Releases Recommendations
Dec 16: A Presidential Task Force has developed its recommendations to combat illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing and seafood fraud. The recommendations are available for review with a request for comment on implementation strategies and guidance. 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
09/04/14: New shark and ray international trade measures go into effect September 14, 2014
05/23/14: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2014
- Report Highlights (PDF)
- Link to Full Report