NOAA working with nations to address IUU fishing

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Rush escorts the suspected high seas drift net fishing vessel Da Cheng in the North Pacific Ocean on 14 August 2012. Credit: U.S. Coast Guard

NOAA has submitted a Congressionally mandated report identifying 10 nations whose fishing vessels engaged in IUU fishing in 2011 or 2012, or had ineffective measures to prevent the unintended catch of protected species in 2012.

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