Oceana: Tell NOAA: We Want Legally Caught And Responsibly Sourced Seafood

“American voters agree: The government must do more to ensure that consumers are purchasing safe, honestly labeled, and responsibly sourced seafood. But the United States — a country that imports up to 85% of its seafood — continues to import seafood produced by illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU). That means products cultivated using forced labor and human rights abuses may be ending up on your dinner plate. In 2019 alone, the U.S. imported $2.4 billion worth of seafood that were products of IUU fishing — an illicit activity that can include fishing without authorization, ignoring catch limits, operating in closed areas, targeting protected wildlife, severely depleting fish populations, and threatening global security. That’s why we’re asking for you to take a stand and use your voice HERE. ”