Welcome to the Office of International Affairs
NOC Continues Fight against IUU Fishing
July 30: The National Ocean Council Committee on IUU fishing and Seafood Fraud is seeking comment on its draft list of principles for determining species “at risk” of IUU fishing and seafood fraud, as well as a draft list of “at risk” species. Read More . . .
Proposed Rule Tackles International Bycatch
August 10, 2015: NOAA has developed a proposed rule designed to implement aspects of the Marine Mammal Protection Act that aims to reduce marine mammal bycatch associated with foreign commercial fishing operations. Read More . . .
NOAA Issues Decision on Bycatch Activities
August 14, 2015: The United States has issued the certification decision for Mexico’s bycatch activities identified in NOAA’s 2013 Biennial Report to Congress on improving international fisheries. Read More . . .
Pilot Program to Assist in CITES Compliance
September 9, 2015: NOAA Fisheries participates in a pilot project to train Ecuadorian officials in genetic techniques used to process and identify shark products in trade. 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