President Signs Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Enforcement Act.

Source NOAA: Albecore, Bluefin, Skipjack, Yellowfin, and Bigeye Tuna

Source NOAA: Albecore, Bluefin, Skipjack, Yellowfin, and Bigeye Tuna

BairdMaritime reports, that “US President Barack Obama has signed the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Enforcement Act. The bi-partisan act promotes the sustainable management of eastern Pacific fisheries, tackles seafood fraud and prevents illegally harvested fish from entering the US.”

“In addition, the measure will allow the United States to ratify the Antigua Convention and fully participate in the work of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, which manages tunas and other highly migratory species in the eastern Pacific Ocean.”

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