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International Work

  • Sharks Win Protection at CITES - Mar 14: Countries voted to increase protection for five commercially-exploited species of sharks and manta rays. Photo Credit: Brian Skerry.
  • NOAA and INTERPOL Address Fisheries Crime - Feb 27: NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement has long partnered with international police organization INTERPOL and is excited to help INTERPOL launch Project SCALE, a new initiative to detect, combat and suppress fisheries crime worldwide.
  • Global Push for Shark and Ray Conservation - Feb 22: The United States is working with its global partners to advance important shark and ray conservation measures at this year's CITES meeting. Photo Credit: Brian Skerry.
  • U.S. and EU Share Vision to Tackle Illegal Fishing - Feb 13: The United States and European Union share a common vision for sustainable fisheries. Both governments are committed to continuing their joint effort to end IUU fishing.
  • NOAA Identifies Nations for IUU Fishing - Jan 11: To ensure the U.S. fishing industry isn’t undermined by unsustainable, illegal activities, NOAA submitted a report identifying 10 nations whose fishing vessels engaged in illegal unreported, and unregulated fishing in 2011 or 2012.
  • ICCAT Adopts Key Conservation Measures - Nov 20: The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) concluded its annual meeting with significant advances to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and support rebuilding of bluefin tuna and marlin stocks.
  • United States and Morocco Shake Hands - Nov 13: The U.S. signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Morocco that sets the stage for collaboration on ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management and sustainable marine aquaculture.
  • ICCAT Meeting to Conserve and Manage Key Species - Nov 13: The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) starts its annual meeting in Agadir, Morocco to consider conservation measures for a variety of Atlantic marine species.
  • Working Together to End IUU Fishing - Nov 2: Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing threatens the sustainability of our ocean ecosystems and fisheries. Combating IUU fishing is one of NOAA Fisheries’ top priorities.
  • New Proposal to Protect Oceanic Whitetip Sharks - Oct 9: The United States co-sponsors a proposal to add oceanic whitetip sharks to Appendix II of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
  • Sawfish—Cousins of the Shark - Aug 15: Sawfish have skeletons made of cartilage and shark-like bodies and gills. But during the past decade, these creatures have faced dramatic decline due to habitat loss and capture in fisheries.
  • Shark Conservation in Our Global Oceans - Aug 14: Through international cooperation and state-of-the art technology, NOAA Fisheries is conducting joint research with Uruguay’s fisheries agency that is critical to inform international conservation and management decisions for pelagic sharks.
  • Dive into the Deep End of Shark Conservation - Aug 13: A closer look at how NOAA Fisheries works to conserve and manage shark populations domestically and internationally.
  • NOAA Helps Indonesian Team Protect Sea Turtles - July 2: NOAA scientists and an Indonesian turtle monitoring team study leatherback sea turtle nesting populations in Papua, Indonesia, to learn more about population decline factors to protect this endangered species.
  • International Whaling Commission Meeting Gears Up - June 26: NOAA helps promote U.S. positions including the rights and needs of aboriginal subsistence whalers and whale conservation activities at the 64th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Panama City, Panama.
  • Shark Conservation in Our Global Oceans - June 21: Through international cooperation and state-of-the art technology, NOAA Fisheries is conducting joint research with Uruguay’s fisheries agency that is critical to inform international conservation and management decisions for pelagic sharks.
  • NOAA Fisheries Leadership Message - June 2012 - June 11: NOAA Fisheries Acting Assistant Administrator, Sam Rauch, highlights our international engagement activities which include a broad spectrum of initiatives dedicated to addressing global stewardship.
  • US-EU Share Vision for Sustainable Fisheries - May 30: EU Ambassador William E. Kennard welcomes NOAA Administrator, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, this week in Brussels to address the European Parliament and speak to Regional Fisheries Management Organization leaders on international cooperation.
  • Schwaab Addresses 6th World Fisheries Congress - May 11: Eric Schwaab delivered closing remarks at the 6th World Fisheries Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland, which examined "Sustainable Fisheries in a Changing World." More than 1,300 delegates from 65 countries attended.
  • NOAA: Significant Progress Made at ICCAT - Nov. 21: In a statement released today by Russell F. Smith III, NOAA Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Fisheries, talks about the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas made significant progress on key U.S. priorities last week.