Congressman Farenthold’s statement on new rule to combat seafood fraud
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released the following statement after the Presidential Task Force on Combating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud issued its final rule today to begin implementation of the Seafood Import Monitoring Program to combat illegal fishing and seafood fraud. The final rule will prevent entry of products resulting from illegal activities from foreign fishermen from entering the U.S. seafood market.
“Illegal fishing and seafood fraud
The Seafood Import Monitoring Program final rule will:
- Establish permitting, reporting and record-keeping procedures relating to the importation of thirteen “at-risk” species from point of harvest to
- Indefinitely pause reporting for shrimp and abalone until the Food and Drug Administration develops equivalent reporting requirements for aquaculture products through the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010.