6 September 2023






1 min

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has identified seven nations and entities for their illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities in its 2023 report congress.

Two of those nations were also cited for issues relating to forced labor, and two were identified for issues related to shark catch.

The biennial report, titled 2023 Report to Congress on Improving International Fisheries Management, starts a two-year process for the identified nations to take the necessary steps to address IUU fishing, with potential import restrictions for those that do not comply.

The 2023 report identifies Angola, Grenada, Mexico, China, Taiwan, The Gambia, and Vanuatu as nations and entities participating in IUU fishing.

This year’s report also announced certification determinations for 31 nations and entities for illegal fishing and/or bycatch of protected living marine resources from its 2021 report, including positive certifications for Costa Rica, Guyana, Senegal, and Taiwan.

It can be read over here –

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