NOAA Fisheries has released its 2017 Biennial Report to Congress on illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU) practices around the world. The report highlights US findings and analyses of foreign IUU fishing activities and of bycatch of protected species and shark catch on the high seas.
Ecuador, Mexico, and the Russian Federation were identified as having vessels reported to be engaged in IUU activity during 2014-2016. On behalf of the United States, NOAA Fisheries will consult with each nation to encourage action to address these activities and improve fisheries management and enforcement practices.
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