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  • 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 . . .

  • Presidential Task Force Releases Action Plan

    Mar 15: The action plan for implementing the Task Force Recommendations is now available. 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 . . .

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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...