Upcoming Seafood Import Monitoring Program Webinars: May and June 2017


National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published its Final Rule on implementing Seafood Monitoring Program on December 9, 2016 for imports of certain seafood products. This risk-based traceability program will require the importer of record to provide and report key data from the point of harvest to the point of entry into U.S. commerce on an initial list of imported fish and fish products identified as particularly vulnerable to IUU fishing and/or seafood fraud.

Mandatory compliance date for this rule will be on January 1, 2018 (except for shrimp and abalone which will be at a later date).

List of Priority Seafood Species

Abalone *
Atlantic Cod
Blue Crab (Atlantic)
Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi)
King Crab (red)
Pacific Cod
Red Snapper
Sea Cucumber
Shrimp *
Tunas: Albacore, Bigeye, Skipjack, Yellowfin, and Bluefin


NOAA Fisheries continues to host public webinars and meetings about the Final Rule to Implement a Seafood Import Monitoring Program. 

Please click on the link below to read further information and to register for the webinar:


Audio information : Toll #: 1-210-839-9773  or Toll Free #: 888-455-2923 (passcode: SIMP)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 9:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time
Friday, June 2, 2017 10:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time
Monday, June 5, 2017 4:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 9:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Monday, June 12, 2017 8:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 10:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time
Monday, June 19, 2017 3:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time

Flegenheimer International will continue to monitor this rule and keep all of our clients up to date.

Thank you,

Flegenheimer Team.