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  • 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.

  • 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.

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