Role in implementing the Task Force Recommendations:
Through NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries), the nation’s leading authority and recognized global leader on the science-based management and stewardship of living marine resources—including wild-capture and farmed fisheries—NOAA has the broad fisheries management authorities and expertise necessary for implementing the Task Force recommendations to combat IUU fishing and seafood fraud from entering U.S. seafood supply and global commerce.
Responsible for the management, conservation and protection of living marine resources within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone and for the management of U.S.-flagged vessels fishing in international waters, NOAA Fisheries works with the international community to globally establish accountable stewardship practices comparable to those that have become the signature of fisheries management in the United States and the sustainable seafood they provide. Three programs under NOAA Fisheries are working to provide an ocean-to-plate approach to support and implement the Task Force recommendations:
• Office of International Affairs
and Seafood Inspection
• Office of Law Enforcement