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Pilot Program to Assist in CITES Compliance
September 9, 2015: NOAA Fisheries participates in a pilot project to train Ecuadorian officials in genetic techniques used to process and identify shark products in trade. Read More . . .
NOAA Updates HSFCA Program
October 15, 2015: NOAA Fisheries published a final rule to improve the administration of the High Seas Fishing Compliance Act (HSFCA) and the monitoring of U.S. fishing vessels operating on the high seas. Read More . . .
Species At-Risk of IUU Fishing Identified
October 29, 2015: The National Ocean Council Committee on IUU fishing and Seafood Fraud has published its final list of principals for determining species “at risk” of IUU fishing and seafood fraud, as well as a final list of “at risk” species. Read More . . .
President Signs Key IUU Legislation
Nov. 9, 2015: President Obama signed bi-partisan legislation on November 5, 2015, that includes a number of provisions preventing illegally harvested fish from entering the United States, and supports efforts to achieve sustainable fisheries around the world. Read More . . .
2015 Annual ICCAT Meeting
Nov. 17, 2015: The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) just concluded its 2015 annual meeting where the U.S. promoted sustainability across the board, including greater protection for the smallest bigeye tunas. Read More . . .
02/09/15: NOAA Releases Report on IUU Fishing
01/08/15: Sustainable Shark Trade in Spotlight
12/16/14: IUU Task Force Releases Recommendations
11/06/14: 2014 ICCAT Meeting Concludes
11/05/14: In Search of a Living Fossil
09/02/14: Marine Mammal Conservation in Arctic
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