WPFMC Leaders Express USCG Appreciation for Combatting IUU Fishing in Western Pacific Region
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council Chair Taotasi Archie Soliai and Executive Director Kitty M. Simonds laud the US Coast Guard's recent success in combating illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing in the Western Pacific Region.
On Monday, the Maritime Executive reported that for the first time since 2012, the Coast Guard's Honolulu-based 14th District intercepted foreign vessels illegally operating within the U.S. exclusive economic zone waters off Guam and Hawai'i.
"While regulation compliance among U.S. fishers is near 97 percent, some of the lowest ...
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