U.S. seafood import restriction presents opportunity and risk

  title={U.S. seafood import restriction presents opportunity and risk},
  author={Rob W. Williams and Matthew G Burgess and Erin E. Ashe and Steven D Gaines and Randall R. Reeves},
On 1 January 2017, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will enact a new rule (1) requiring countries exporting seafood to the United States to demonstrate that their fisheries comply with the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The United States is the world's largest seafood importer (2); the MMPA is among the world's strongest marine mammal protection laws; and most of the world's ∼125 marine mammal species are affected by fisheries bycatch (accidental… CONTINUE READING
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