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  • Draft List of Foreign Fisheries for Public Comment

    Draft List of Foreign Fisheries for Public Comment

    Aug 21: NOAA Fisheries published a draft List of Foreign Fisheries for comment, as required for implementing the Fish and Fish Product Import Provisions Section of the MMPA.

  • NOAA Releases 2017 Biennial Report to Congress

    NOAA Releases 2017 Biennial Report to Congress

    Jan 18: NOAA releases the 2017 Biennial Report to Congress, which identifies nations reported to be engaged in illegal, unreported or unregulated (IUU) fishing activities.

  • Final Rule for U.S. Seafood Traceability Program

    Final Rule for U.S. Seafood Traceability Program

    Dec 8: Today, NOAA Fisheries announces the final rule for establishing a Seafood Import Monitoring Program that will provide the information needed to prevent IUU-caught and/or misrepresented seafood from entering the U.S. market.

  • NOAA Fisheries Attends Cartagena Convention

    NOAA Fisheries Attends Cartagena Convention

    Dec 1: NOAA Fisheries representatives met with delegates from across the Caribbean in Miami, Florida, earlier this month to discuss the conservation and recovery of several marine species.

  • Spotlight on Our Work Internationally

    Spotlight on Our Work Internationally

    Nov 16: Eileen Sobeck shines a spotlight on NOAA Fisheries hands-on work with the stewardship of fisheries, protected marine species, and habitats globally.

  • A Look at Fighting IUU Fishing at the Ports

    A Look at Fighting IUU Fishing at the Ports

    Sep 19: A look through the lens: experts from NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement conduct Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) implementation workshop in Manado, Indonesia.

  • Mexico Addresses Sea Turtle Bycatch

    Mexico Addresses Sea Turtle Bycatch

    Sep 1: NOAA Fisheries Issues positive certification decision, under the Moratorium Protection Act, to Mexico for addressing its bycatch of North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles.

  • Addressing International Marine Mammal Bycatch

    Addressing International Marine Mammal Bycatch

    Aug 11: NOAA Fisheries issues final rule aimed at reducing mammal bycatch, nations now required to demonstrate they have a marine mammal regulatory program comparable to effectiveness of United States.

  • Final Rule for Electronic Reporting of Trade Data

    Final Rule for Electronic Reporting of Trade Data

    Aug 2: NOAA Fisheries issues rule transitioning the agency's trade monitoring programs to a fully electronic process and consolidating its procedures and trade documentation requirements for certain fishery products.

  • Implementing the Port State Measures Agreement

    Implementing the Port State Measures Agreement

    Jun 8: The Port State Measures Agreement entered into international force, marking a milestone in the effort to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. NOAA Fisheries examines its anticipated impacts and steps for implementation.

  • Seeking Input on Commerce Trusted Trader Program

    Seeking Input on Commerce Trusted Trader Program

    Apr 28: NOAA Fisheries announces sixty day comment period on a Commerce Trusted Trader Program – a component of the proposed U.S. seafood traceability program.

  • Proposed Rule for Seafood Traceability Program

    Proposed Rule for Seafood Traceability Program

    Feb 4: NOAA Fisheries announces the proposed rule for the first phase of a U.S. seafood traceability program to combat IUU fish and fish products and seafood fraud from entering the U.S. seafood supply chain.

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