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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. Read More . . .
Sustainable Shark Trade in Spotlight
Jan. 8: NOAA participated in a Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) workshop to discuss the sustainable trade of CITES-listed sharks. Read More . . .
NOAA Releases Report on IUU Fishing
Feb. 9: NOAA has released its 2015 Biennial Report to Congress highlighting U.S. findings and analyses of foreign illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities. Read More . . .
New Tool to Help in Fight against Lionfish
Feb. 17: New web portal provides users with the latest information on the lionfish invasion in the Atlantic. 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