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White House Creates Presidential Task Force on Combating IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud

August 20, 2014

On June 17, 2014, the White House has released a Presidential Memorandum entitled “Establishing a Comprehensive Framework to Combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud” to address the economic, environmental, health, and safety challenges of seafood fraud.

The Task Force, which held its first meeting on July 28, 2014, is directed to report to the President within 180 days with “recommendations for the implementation of a comprehensive framework of integrated programs to combat IUU fishing and seafood fraud” that emphasizes areas of greatest need.

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