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 . . .
Changes Ahead for High Seas Permit Program
April 13: NOAA publishes a proposed rule to improve the administration of the High Seas Fishing Compliance Act and the monitoring of U.S. fishing vessels operating on the high seas. Read More . . .
Input Needed to Fight IUU fishing
April 30: To fight seafood fraud and illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, the Administration is seeking public input, now through June 8, on the principles to be used in determining fish species ‘at risk’ of these illegal activities. Read More . . .
Public Comment Open on Traceability Program
June 30: The National Ocean Council Committee on IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud is seeking public input, through July 31, on the minimum types of information necessary for an effective seafood traceability program to combat IUU fishing and seafood fraud. 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