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Seafood traders are now required to provide more documentation for fish and fish products they wish to sell to American consumers. As of January 1, 2018, importers have new recordkeeping requirements for proving that seafood products entering the United States are legally and sustainably caught, and truthfully represented.

The new rule, known as the Seafood Import Monitoring Program, marks a significant step in the global effort to prevent Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud from entering U.S. markets. IUU fishing and seafood fraud threaten valuable natural resources that are critical to global food security and put law-abiding fishermen and seafood producers here in the U.S. and around the world at a disadvantage.

The rule applies to the following priority species: Atlantic and Pacific cod, blue crab, mahi mahi, grouper, king crab, sea cucumbers, red snapper, sharks, swordfish and tunas. In the future, the U.S. plans to add other species to the list, including shrimp and abalone.

Over the past year, NOAA Fisheries has worked with international importers to bring their operations into compliance with the new requirements. Learn more about this rule and NOAA's efforts to crack down on global fish crime.

Last 30 NOAA Fisheries Articles

New Trade Rule Combats Illegal, Fraudulent Seafood

Imports of Highly Migratory Species Covered By Seafood Import Monitoring Program

Atlantic Highly Migratory Species MRIP Working Group Releases Regional Implement

NOAA Fisheries Closes Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fishery on December 6, 2017

Atlantic Highly Migratory Species

SOUTH ATLANTIC FISHERY BULLETIN

Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna As of September 30, 2017

NOAA Fisheries Requests Comments on the Issuance of Exempted Fishing Permits...

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: NMFS Transfers 156.4 mt...

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: NMFS Adjusts Daily Retention...





Atlantic Swordfish Landings Update: Commercial and Recreational

CHRIS OLIVER SELECTED AS NOAA FISHERIES ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR

NOAA Fishery Announces the Federal Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack Recreationa

New Tool Helps Oyster Growers Prepare for Changing Ocean Chemistry

Final Call for MAFAC Nominations

NOAA Fisheries Announces Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Catch Limits for 20

Leftist anti fishing Ocean over stating findings

Commercial and recreational saltwater fishing generated $214 billion in 2014

NOAA Fisheries hosts public meetings in April to discuss potential skimmer trawl

NOAA Fisheries Announces the Atlantic Migratory Group (Georgia to New York) Cobi

Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing for and Possession of Red, Black, Tiger, Yellowf

Commercial Harvest for Greater Amberjack in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on

Catch Shares

NOAA Fisheries Announces New Regs for Snapper-Grouper and Golden Crab in the S.

NOAA Announces New Regulations for King and Spanish Mackerel in the Gulf of Mexi

NOAA Fisheries Published a Final Rule to Modify Management of Vermilion Snapper

August 2013 Opening of Commercial and Recreational Red Snapper Season in the Sou

Status of Possible Opening in 2013 of Commercial and Recreational Red Snapper Se

Recreational Harvest of Snowy Grouper Closing to Vessels Fishing in the South At

NOAA Fisheries Requests Public Comments on Actions to Improve Management of Verm