New law empowers U.S. to combat illegal fishing and seafood fraud and promote the sustainable management of international fisheries

by AKrauth-Ibarz on Novembre 7, 2015 - 6:34pm

Obama is putting into action the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Enforcement Act. The US is taking illegal fishing and seafood fraud much more seriously now. This act is to help prevent ships carrying illegal fish and other ocean products to the american market. According to  Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., under secretary of Commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator, “Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing undermines both the economic and environmental sustainability of our nation’s fisheries.” Therefore unregulated fishing is bad for both the market and the environment. This contract should also restablish the United States' reputation for sustainable seafood. Around 25 different countries worldwide will implement this new law too. 

I think this is a very good move by the United States. It will most deffinately help out its weakening econmy will play a role in helping out the environment. It will take a major effort for the government to exert this extra control, however, I do think it will be well worth it in the long run.

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