30 11, 2023

Fish import restriction implementation deadline extended for 2 more years

By | 2023-11-30T03:13:01+00:00 November 30th, 2023|Imports|

The Department of Commerce and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) have issued a Notice extending the exemption period for the import provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), which affects the import of fish and fish products, for another two years until Dec. 31, 2025. The Import Provisions section [...]

14 09, 2023

Countries associated with illicit fishing activities face import restrictions

By | 2023-09-14T18:32:36+00:00 September 14th, 2023|Imports, Legislation|

The National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) has updated the list of nations identified as being involved with illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities, bycatch, and shark catch. A negative certification from the NOAA may result in fishing vessels of that nation being denied U.S. port access, and potential [...]

20 05, 2023

New information collection fields proposed for fish and wildlife imports

By | 2023-05-20T23:38:25+00:00 May 20th, 2023|Imports|

The Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to make revisions to USFWS Form 3-177, the form used by U.S. importers and exporters of fish and wildlife. Under the Endangered Species Act it is against the law to import or export fish, wildlife, or plants without filing a declaration or report [...]