FISH Act Would Blacklist Vessels and Owners Linked to Illegal Fishing from U.S. Ports and Waters

Senate Bill 1227, the “Fighting Foreign Illegal Seafood Harvests (FISH) Act of 2023” would combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing by blacklisting offending vessels and vessel owners from U.S. ports and waters and directing the U.S. Coast Guard to increase its at-sea inspection of foreign vessels. The bill was introduced by Senator Dan Sullivan and has been referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.