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Archive: October 2020 Blog Posts

  • American Samoa Loses Fishing Rights Decision in Ninth Circuit
  • October 21st, 2020 — by Blake Tims — Category: Fisheries

  • The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against American Samoa in a recent ruling, reversing a lower court’s decision that would have blocked large fishing vessels from fishing in a zone around the islands of American Samoa.


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  • Presidential Proclamation on U.S. Policy on Marine Research in the EEZ
  • October 8th, 2020 — by Philip Lott — Category: Miscellaneous

  • On September 9, 2020, President Trump signed Presidential Proclamation 10071 revising the United States’ Marine Scientific Research policy. The proclamation revises the policy with respect to the United States (US) exercising its right to regulate, authorize, and conduct marine scientific research within its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Previously, the United States had declined to exercise jurisdiction over marine research in the EEZ. The proclamation now aligns the US with the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.


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  • USDA Announces $530 Million in Funds Available for the Seafood Trade Relief Program
  • October 5th, 2020 — by Olivia Deans — Category: Seafood

  • October is National Seafood month. Wild-caught and farmed seafood is an important industry in the United States. To help protect the seafood industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) established the Seafood Trade Relief Program.


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