List of Foreign Fisheries: Fish and Fish Product Import Provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act

Overview

Fishery Management
Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Notice
Published
03/16/2018
Point of Contact
mmpa.loff@noaa.gov

Summary

NOAA Fisheries has published its final 2017 List of Foreign Fisheries, as required by the regulations implementing the Fish and Fish Product Import Provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The final list reflects new information received during the comment period on interactions between commercial fisheries exporting fish and fish products to the United States and marine mammals, and updates and revisions to the draft list. NOAA Fisheries has classified each commercial fishery on the final List of Foreign Fisheries into one of two categories, either “export” or “exempt”, based upon frequency and likelihood of incidental mortality and serious injury of marine mammals likely to occur incidental to each fishery. The classification of a fishery on the final list determines which regulatory requirements will be applicable to that fishery for it to receive a comparability finding necessary to export fish and fish products to the United States.

Go to the List of Foreign Fisheries.