Welcome to the Office of International Affairs
The Journey Of Atlantic Salmon
July 15: Research turns the spotlight on the ocean and its importance to the recovery and management of Atlantic salmon. Read More . . .
Nautilus - A Living Marine Fossil
July 22: NOAA-funded research is helping us better understand nautilus; a mysterious creature that has been around for half a billion years. Read More . . .
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 . . .
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
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