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  • 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.

  • New IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud Web Portal Live

    New IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud Web Portal Live This is the Exit Disclaimer icon

    Dec 15: NOAA Fisheries launches a new web portal focused on delivering information on the implementation of the IUU Action Plan to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud from entering the U.S. market place.

  • 2015 Annual ICCAT Meeting Concludes

    2015 Annual ICCAT Meeting Concludes

    Nov 17: The 2015 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting included an unprecedented level of engagement from a broad range of parties to promote the sustainable management in ICCAT fisheries.

  • President Obama Signs IUU Legislation

    President Obama Signs IUU Legislation

    Nov 10: President Obama signed bi-partisan legislation on November 5, 2015, that includes a number of provisions preventing illegally harvested fish from entering the United States, and supports efforts to achieve sustainable fisheries around the world.

  • Species At-Risk of IUU Fishing Identified

    Species At-Risk of IUU Fishing Identified

    Oct 29: The National Ocean Council Committee on IUU Fishing & Seafood Fraud has published its final list of principles for determining species "at-risk" of IUU and seafood fraud, as well as a final list of IUU species.

  • Proposed Rule Tackles International Bycatch

    Proposed Rule Tackles International Bycatch

    Aug 10: NOAA issues proposed rule to protect marine mammals in international fisheries. Comment period open until Nov. 9.

  • At Risk Species Named for Traceability Program

    At Risk Species Named for Traceability Program

    Jul 30: The National Ocean Council Committee on IUU fishing and Seafood Fraud (NOC Committee) 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.

  • Input Needed to Fight IUU Fishing, Seafood Fraud

    Input Needed to Fight IUU Fishing, Seafood Fraud

    Apr 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.

  • Presidential Task Force on Combating IUU Fishing

    Presidential Task Force on Combating IUU Fishing

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

  • NOAA Releases Report on IUU Fishing

    NOAA Releases Report on IUU Fishing

    Feb 9: NOAA has released its 2015 Biennial report to Congress highlighting U.S. findings and analyses of foreign illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities.

  • Whale Sharks Receive International Protection

    Whale Sharks Receive International Protection

    Dec 29: Whale sharks are among the world’s largest fish, and it is precisely their size that prompted restrictions to protect them from impacts associated with tuna fishing.

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