Identification of IUU Fishing Activities

The United States is required to identify nations for Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing (IUU fishing), and/or bycatch of protected living marine resources or shark catch on the high seas for nations that do not have regulatory measures comparable to the United States in a biennial Report to Congress. Identification is the first step in a three-step process. Through amendments, the Act now allows an analysis of three years of data for IUU fishing, bycatch, and shark catch on the high seas.