Letter: Poor fisheries struggle with U.S. import rule, March 2017


A group of researchers, including several TBTI members, wrote a letter regarding the recent U.S. import rule requiring that seafood imported into the U.S. must come from fisheries that comply with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The authors believe that exporting nations will have trouble achieving and documenting compliance with the MMPA within the 5-year grace period, which will ultimately have negative impacts on both marine mammal and fish populations.

Authors:  Andrew F. Johnson, Marjolaine Caillat, Gregory M. Verutes, Cindy Peter, Chalatip Junchompoo, Vu Long, Louisa S. Ponnampalam, Rebecca L. Lewison, and Ellen M. Hines

SCIENCE sciencemag.org, Vol. 355, Issue 6329

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