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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 ,
Dr. Spinrad-CALM-CS opening

Seafood Import Monitoring Program Supply Chain Steps

The Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) has provided importers with guidelines in the form of infographics outlining the steps in the seafood supply chain. These visuals serve as handy references for ensuring the proper importation of fishery…

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 ,
fishing boat Fishing Boat

2023 Fisheries International Agreement Book

A biannual listing of International Agreements Concerning Living Marine Resources of Interest to NOAA Fisheries.
December 28, 2023 - Other Reports ,

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.

Oceanic Whitetip Sharks: A Plan for Recovery

Oceanic whitetip sharks, once abundant across the globe, are now listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. However, a forthcoming recovery plan is designed to help bring this species back from the brink.
An oceanic whitetip shark swims in the middle of the ocean. An oceanic whitetip shark swims near the surface of the water. Photo courtesy of John Carlson.

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 ,
Fish market

Modification of Deadlines Under the Fish and Fish Product Import Provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act

The Department of Commerce and NMFS have issued a Federal Register notice extending the exemption period by two years, to December 31, 2025, for foreign nations to receive a Comparability Finding for their commercial fishing operations to export fish…

Webinar on the Seafood Import Monitoring Program Review

| 3:30PM (ET)

NOAA Fisheries invites public feedback on its SIMP broad program review.