NFI Statement on Port State Measures Agreement

WASHINGTON, DC May 17, 2016 — This week’s international approval of the ground-breaking Port State Measures Agreement puts yet another arrow in the quiver of regulators who are fighting Illegal Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing.

Along with the Magnuson Stevens Act and the Lacy Act this pact completes a regulatory triumvirate that affords the Administration broad powers to police, prevent and crack down on illegal fishing and seafood fraud. Whether it’s denying entry, inspecting vessels or sharing information regionally and globally, Port State Measures will serve as yet another effective tool to address the challenge of IUU fishing.

John Connelly

President, National Fisheries Institute

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