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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

International Trade Organizations

NOAA Fisheries engages other nations to shape the conservation and management regimes of international fisheries, including through the international trade organizations described below.

International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

ICCAT is one of many regional fisheries management organizations where countries and fishing entities come together to discuss and develop international fisheries management measures.
Atlantic Pacific skipjack tuna

International Fisheries Organizations

NOAA participates in various international fisheries management organizations that promote international cooperation to achieve effective, responsible marine stewardship and ensure sustainable fisheries management. Learn more about the organizations NOAA

ICCAT 2016 Meeting Takes Steps to Combat IUU Fishing, Sustainably Manage Atlantic Migratory Species

Countries from around the globe agreed to take more steps to combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing at the 20th annual meeting of International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) which recently concluded in
November 25, 2016 - Feature Story ,

Statement from Russell F. Smith III, NOAA deputy assistant secretary for International Fisheries, and U.S. commissioner to the International Whaling Commission

The United States is disappointed with the Japanese government’s decision to restart lethal research whaling in the Southern Ocean early next year. We continue to believe that it is unnecessary to kill whales in order to conduct scientific research
04/04/2018 - Media Release ,

Proceedings of the International Cyanide Detection Testing Workshop

NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OPR-40 February 6-8, 2008 Orlando, Florida
August 01, 2008 - Technical Memo ,