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Federal agencies announce proposed U.S. seafood traceability program

February 3, 2016 On Thu., Feb. 4, NOAA and its partners will announce a proposal marking a major step forward in combating illegal fishing and seafood fraud. Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud undermine domestic and international conservation and management efforts, and risk the sustainability of a multi-billion-dollar U.S. industry.

The proposed seafood traceability program is one of the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on Combating IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud’s Action Plan, which included 15 recommendations to strengthen IUU fisheries enforcement.

WHAT:
Press teleconference, followed by questions and answers

HOW:
Dial into the conference call:  
United States: 1-888-790-1781
International: 1-212-519-0831
Passcode: SEAFOOD  

WHEN:
Thu., Feb. 4, 1:00 pm EST

WHO:
John Henderschedt, director, NOAA Fisheries’ Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection
Chris Rogers, assistant director, NOAA Fisheries’ Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection

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Contact:
Jennie Lyons
301-427-8013