Resources: Seafood Import Monitoring Program 

NOAA Fisheries has provided various resource materials and hosted several public meetings to assist stakeholders in complying with the final rule establishing the Seafood Import Monitoring Progra​m (SIMP).

January 1, 2018 is the date for mandatory compliance to the U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP). SIMP establishes for imports of certain seafood products, the reporting and recordkeeping requirements needed to prevent illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU)-caught and/or misrepresented seafood from entering U.S. commerce, thereby providing additional protections for our national economy, global food security and the sustainability of our shared ocean resources. Learn more about the Seafood Import Monitoring Program

SIMP Harmonized Tariff Schedule Code List

Full Message Set Species- 3 Alpha Codes

Model Forms (PDF)

Aggregated Catch Certificate, also in SpanishFrenchIndonesianMandarin ChinesePortugueseTagalog, Thai, Vietnamese

Catch Certificate, also in SpanishFrench, IndonesianMandarin ChinesePortugueseTagalogThaiVietnamese,


Implementation Guide for SIMP (PGA Message Set Implementation Guidelines)

Compliance Guide (FAQ's):  also in SpanishFrenchIndonesianMandarin ChinesePortugueseTagalog,Vietnamese

Fact Sheet: also in SpanishFrenchIndonesianMandarin ChinesePortugueseTagalogVietnamese

Seafood Import Monitoring Program 101

Presentation: also in SpanishFrench, IndonesianMandarin Chinese, PortugueseTagalogVietnamese

Federal Register Notices

Final Rule to Implement a Seafood Import Monitoring Program

Proposed Rule to Implement a Seafood Import Monitoring Program

Development of a Commerce Trusted Trader Program



Public Meetings:

NOAA Fisheries continues to engage with the seafood industry about SIMP through a series of public meetings and webinars. Below are transcripts and recordings of public meetings from 2016 to present:

To receive the latest updates about the Seafood Import Monitoring Program, please send a request to: