Presidential Task Force on Combating IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud: Action Plan for Implementing the Task Force Recommendations   [open pdf - 624KB]

From the Introduction: "On June 17, 2014, the White House released a 'Presidential Memorandum' entitled 'Establishing a Comprehensive Framework to Combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud.' Among other actions, the Memorandum established a Presidential Task Force on Combating Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated [IUU] Fishing and Seafood Fraud (Task Force), co-chaired by the Departments of Commerce and State with 12 other federal agency members. The Task Force was directed to report to the President within 180 days with 'recommendations for the implementation of a comprehensive framework of integrated programs to combat IUU fishing and seafood fraud that emphasizes areas of greatest need.' Those recommendations were provided to the President through the National Ocean Council and published in the 'Federal Register' on December 18, 2014. The 15 recommendations are broad in scope and call on agencies to take concrete and specific actions to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud throughout the seafood supply chain. [...] Implementation of the Task Force's recommendations will begin with the integration of programs and data across the federal government, increased federal agency collaboration, and the development and phased implementation of a traceability program for at-risk species. [...] It will also be important for Task Force agencies to work with international partners, states, and interested stakeholders in order to adapt to such trends and ensure successful implementation of the recommendations. This Action Plan outlines the Task Force's recommendations and provides key initial steps in implementing each recommendation."

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National Ocean Council Committee on IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud: https://www.iuufishing.noaa.gov/
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