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NOAA Fisheries Gathers Experts to Combat Forced Labor in the Seafood Sector

The summit marked the conclusion of a 15-month initiative to address forced labor.
March 01, 2024 - Feature Story ,
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United States Promotes Labor Standards, Improved Monitoring at South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation

Members adopt U.S. proposals to strengthen monitoring of transshipment activities, enhance observer coverage in the squid fishery, and promote the adoption of labor protections for crew aboard fishing vessels.
February 07, 2024 - Feature Story ,
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ICCAT Adopts Key Measures to Ensure Science-based Management, Reduce Bycatch, and Set Robust Standards for Electronic Monitoring

The international organization also agreed to continue the important work begun this year to identify and address climate change impacts on ICCAT stocks and fisheries. Long-term management decisions on key stocks of North Atlantic swordfish and tropical tunas deferred until 2024.
November 30, 2023 - Feature Story ,
School of yellowfin tuna swimming underwater.

World Fisheries Day: A Message from Alexa Cole, Director of NOAA Fisheries Office Of International Affairs, Trade, and Commerce

On November 21, countries across the globe will celebrate World Fisheries Day—a day recognizing the integral role fisheries have in sustaining human lives and ensuring healthy ocean ecosystems.
November 20, 2023 - Leadership Message ,
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Collective Action to Combat IUU Fishing: U.S Agencies Launch Assessments in Panama, Vietnam, and Senegal

The U.S. Interagency Working Group on IUU Fishing assembles various federal agencies, collaborating effectively to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.
November 15, 2023 - Feature Story ,
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NOAA Fisheries Announces Comprehensive Review of its Seafood Import Monitoring Program to Strengthen its Impact and Effectiveness

The program will continue regular operation during the evaluation, and the list of priority species subject to program requirements will remain unchanged.
November 14, 2023 - Feature Story ,

ICCAT's Climate Change Meeting: A Milestone for Atlantic Tunas

The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, responsible for Atlantic marine species, recently convened its first dedicated forum to address the pressing challenge of climate change.
October 27, 2023 - Feature Story ,
School of bluefin tuna swimming in dark ocean waters with some light coming in from above.

Combating Labor Abuse in the Seafood Sector

A new initiative brings together public and private partners to address labor abuses in the seafood sector.
August 24, 2023 - Podcast ,
Commercial fishing in the Valdez, Alaska harbor. Commercial fishing in the Valdez, Alaska harbor.

U.S. Leadership Key to Achieving Improved Monitoring and Control of Fishing in the South Pacific

Members of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization adopt U.S. proposals on high seas boarding and inspection and climate change, among other conservation priorities.
February 22, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Large net of jack mackerel off the coast of Chile

Seafood Import Monitoring Program Proposed Rule to Expand Species Groups and Improve Implementation

Public comment on changes to the program accepted until March 28, 2023.
December 27, 2022 - Feature Story ,
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