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Obama Announces Key ICCAT Post
Dec 16: President Obama has announced his intent to appoint Eugenio Piñeiro-Soler as U.S. Commercial Commissioner to The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). Read More . . .
Working Toward Sustainable Trade
Jan 27: Latin American and Caribbean nations gathered last month in Brazil to participate in a regional workshop focused on implementing new international shark conservation measures. Read More . . .
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 . . .
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