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  • 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.

  •  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.

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