National Fisheries Institute Statement on SIMP-Compliant Importers List

September 23, 2020 National Fisheries Institute

NOAA Fisheries has announced a new Seafood Import Monitoring Program component designed to highlight “Compliant Importers” and reduce the frequency of their audits. The SIMP-Compliant Importers List will be posted beginning in October of 2020.

National Seafood Council Advanced by NOAA Advisory Committee

September 3, 2020 Laine Welch, Alaska Fish Radio

Reviving a dormant National Seafood Council is gaining steam among industry members, especially as Covid-19 upends markets.

Commercial Closure for Red Snapper in South Atlantic Federal Waters on September 5, 2020

September 1, 2020 NOAA Fisheries

The commercial harvest of red snapper in federal waters of the South Atlantic will close at 12:01 a.m., local time, on September 5, 2020. During the commercial closure, all sale or purchase of red snapper is prohibited.

Revised Reporting Requirements for Federal Seafood Dealers in Portions of Texas and Louisiana through October 5, 2020

September 1, 2020 NOAA Fisheries

Hurricane Laura made landfall near Cameron, Louisiana, as a Category 4 hurricane on August 27, 2020. NOAA Fisheries has determined that catastrophic conditions exist in the following Texas counties and Louisiana Parishes: Texas: Orange, Jefferson,

Gulf Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open Off Texas on July 15, 2020

July 13, 2020 NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries announces federal waters from 9 to 200 nautical miles off Texas will open to shrimp trawling beginning 30 minutes after official sunset, local time, on July 15, 2020, corresponding to the time Texas opens its waters to shrimp trawling.