Joint Initiative Commends the IUU Fishing Safeguards in Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Press Release

As Co-Chairs of The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative, we applaud the Obama Administration’s efforts to include commitments to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing that would require states to implement port state measures. These provisions directly address one of the most significant global threats to sustainable management and stewardship of global fishery resources and make important progress in implementing the recent Presidential Task Force recommendations.