The U.S. government issued new regulations in December 2016 to restrict the import of seafood caught by vessels engaged in illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. While the rule is a step in the right direction, it does not cover shrimp and abalone. World Wildlife Fund has urged that the rule be expanded to include them as soon as possible and, ultimately, all species. WWF’s fact sheet on the IUU regulation provides an overview on how the rules are changing, what it means for the seafood industry, and the benefits that companies can expect as a result.
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