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Ballast Management Legislation Signed into Law

Legislation that sets standards for incidental water discharges from vessels has been signed into public law.  The Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, S. 140, which includes the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA), passed the Senate and moved to the president to be signed in late 2018. The provision places the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the

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Senior NOAA Official Calls for Retraction of Study on Illegal Fishing

Chris Oliver, recently appointed NOAA assistant administrator for fisheries, has called for retraction of a paper that finds one-fifth of the 2015 exports from Alaska to Japan illegal, unreported and unregulated. The paper was published July 6 in the journal Marine Policy and was criticized by Oliver in an Oct. 11 letter. Read more at Retraction Watch. Image: Kodiak Archipelago,

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App to Reduce IUU Fishing in Pacific

Real- or near-real-time management of Pacific purse seine tuna fisheries is now possible for the first time in history, changing the game for fisheries management. The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) and WWF are celebrating the rollout of observer electronic reporting tools, through the new Observer eReporting App, that will reduce illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and bolster

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