Welcome to the Office of International Affairs
Fighting for Global Sustainable Fisheries
Sept 17: Pacific countries work together to promote sustainable fisheries and address illegal fishing in the Coral Triangle - a global epicenter of marine biodiversity. Read More . . .
Science Confirms Swordfish Abundance
Oct 31: A new 2013 international stock assessment confirms North Atlantic Swordfish remains sustainable; resulting in higher catch levels in U.S. waters. Read More . . .
2013 ICCAT Meeting Concludes
Nov 26: The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) concluded its annual meeting yesterday after adopting several new measures that will support the sustainable management of key species. Read More . . .
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 . . .
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
03/5/14: Requesting Information on IUU Fishing, Bycatch, and Shark Fishing (deadline May 30, 2014)
01/11/13: 2013 Biennial Report to Congress Identifying Nations for IUU Fishing
- Report Highlights
- Link to Full Report (PDF)
10/22/12: NOAA Fisheries International Marine Mammal Action Plan
6/1/12: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2012; Full Report
3/16/12: NOAA Fisheries Implementation Plan of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries