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U.S. Tackles Global Fisheries Challenges

Learn how the United States is working to tackle global fisheries challenges.
November 29, 2018 - Leadership Message ,
Vessel at port with American flag in foreground

Statement by John Henderschedt, United States Commissioner to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

A message from John Henderschedt, Director of NOAA Fisheries' Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection.
November 21, 2018 - Leadership Message ,
Bluefin tuna.

United States–India Collaboration Improves Understanding of Harmful Algal Blooms

United States and India celebrate World Oceans Month with International Science Symposium
July 10, 2018 - Feature Story
The NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown at sea. Credit: NOAA.

U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program to Include Shrimp and Abalone by December 31

By December 31, 2018, it will be mandatory for foreign shrimp products to be accompanied by harvest and landing data for shrimp and abalone imports entering the U.S.
April 23, 2018 - Feature Story

New Trade Rule Combats Illegal, Fraudulent Seafood

Seafood Import Monitoring Program underway as of January 1, 2018
January 01, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Fish on display in a market

NOAA Fisheries Works with International Partners to Defeat Efforts to Block U.S. Exports, Advancing U.S. Seafood Competitiveness

Seafood trade is a multi-billion-dollar business that continues to grow as demand increases worldwide. NOAA Fisheries helps protect and advance the reputation of U.S. seafood in global markets, and strives to ensure fair and efficient access to those
November 17, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Lobster catch being sorted.

NOAA Fisheries Develops List of Foreign Fisheries to Help Evaluate Scope of Marine Mammal Bycatch

Taking steps to addressing marine mammal bycatch in commercial fishing operations.
November 14, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Humpback entanglement

United States Leads in Global Fisheries Management

A message from John Henderschedt, Director of NOAA Fisheries' Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection.
November 13, 2017 - Leadership Message ,
Fishermen with nets on fishing vessel

Two-Week Workshop Targets Capacity Building to Prevent IUU Fishing

Combating illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing is a global responsibility, but many countries lack sufficient knowledge and skills to be an effective partner in the fight against it. In order to address this, the United States has agreed to
July 20, 2017 - Feature Story ,

Improving International Fisheries Management: Highlights of the 2017 IUU Biennial Report to Congress

This biennial report to Congress highlights U.S. findings and analyses of foreign IUU fishing activities and bycatch of protected species and shark catch on the high seas where nations do not have a regulatory program comparable to the United States.
January 19, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Fishing vessel off the cosat of Gabon.