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  • 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.

  •  IUU Task Force Releases Recommendations

    IUU Task Force Releases Recommendations

    Dec 16: A Presidential Task Force has developed its recommendations to combat illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing and seafood fraud. The recommendations are available for review with a request for comment on implementation strategies.

  • In Search of a Living Fossil

    In Search of a Living Fossil

    Nov 5: Follow the journey of a scientist studying nautilus - one of the most ancient living creatures on Earth. Credit: Gregory Jeff Barord.

  • Shark Conservation, Science, and Management

    Shark Conservation, Science, and Management

    Aug 9: A closer look at NOAA's role in shark conservation, management, and policy.

  • Working Toward Sustainable Trade

    Working Toward Sustainable Trade

    Jan 27: Latin American and Caribbean nations gathered last month in Brazil to participate in a regional workshop focused on implementing new international shark conservation measures.

  • Obama Announces Key ICCAT Post

    Obama Announces Key ICCAT Post

    Dec 16: President Obama has announced his intent to appoint Eugenio Piñeiro-Soler as U.S. Commercial Commissioner to The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).

  • 2013 ICCAT Meeting Concludes

    2013 ICCAT Meeting Concludes

    Nov 26: The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) concluded its annual meeting after adopting several new measures that will support the sustainable management of key species.

  • Science Confirms Swordfish Abundance

    Science Confirms Swordfish Abundance

    Oct 31: A new 2013 international stock assessment confirms North Atlantic swordfish remains sustainable; resulting in a higher catch levels in U.S. waters.

  • Efforts to Support and Streamline Seafood Trade

    Efforts to Support and Streamline Seafood Trade

    Oct 28: NOAA Fisheries’ National Seafood Inspection Laboratory (NSIL) in Pascagoula, Mississippi, plays a critical role in streamlining seafood trade in and out of the United States. Find out how NOAA Fisheries supports seafood trade.

  • Fighting For Global Sustainable Fisheries

    Fighting For Global Sustainable Fisheries

    Sept 17: Pacific countries tackle illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, and work to promote sustainable fisheries in the Coral Triangle region.

  • Uncovering the Mysteries of Nautilus

    Uncovering the Mysteries of Nautilus

    Jul 22: NOAA-funded research is better helping us understand nautilus; a mysterious creature that has been around for half a billion years.

  • The Journey of Atlantic Salmon

    The Journey of Atlantic Salmon

    Jul 15: International research turns the spotlight on the ocean and its importance to the recovery and management of Atlantic salmon.

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