NOAA Fisheries has provided various resource materials and hosted several public meetings to assist stakeholders in complying with the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP).
Mandatory compliance for eleven of the species covered under SIMP began on January 1, 2018. Shrimp and abalone compliance will be effective on December 31, 2018. 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.
Harmonized Tariff Schedule Code List (Excel download)
Mandatory Full Message Set Species - 3 Alpha Codes (Excel download)
Model Forms (PDF)
Aggregated Catch Certificate, also in Spanish, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, Vietnamese
Catch Certificate, also in Spanish, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Thai
Guide to Audit Requirements for SIMP
Implementation Guide (PGA Message Set Implementation Guidelines)
Compliance Guide (FAQ's)
Seafood Import Monitoring Program 101
Presentation: also in Spanish, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, Vietnamese
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
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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: