U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) Implementation Roundtable in Long Beach, Seattle, Newark or Miami – July 2017

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries is hosting roundtables across the U.S. this July to provide awareness and support for compliance with the traceability data reporting and record keeping requirements in advance of the January 1, 2018 mandatory compliance date under U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP).

List of Priority Seafood Species

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

Relevant topics to be covered by the SIMP to help foreign exporters and U.S. domestic importers of seafood species comply with the requirements:

  • In-Depth Review of the Seafood Import Monitoring Program
  • Implementation Timeline
  • Pilot Testing in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) for   Importers
  • Traceability Data Requirements for Reporting
  • Supply Chain of Custody Data Requirements for Recordkeeping

The meetings wll be held in Long Beach, CA; Seattle, WA; Newark, NJ; and Miami, FL.

Long Beach, California
Thursday, July 13, 2017 – 10:00 AM PDT
Hilton Long Beach

Seattle, Washington
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 – 10:00 AM PDT
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Seattle Airport / Southcenter

Newark, New Jersey
Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:00 AM EDT
Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel

Miami, Florida
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:00 AM EDT
Hilton Miami Airport

For questions regarding these events or to schedule a meeting with our representatives before or after a roundtable, please contact Celeste Leroux: 202-816-0661 or Celeste.Leroux@noaa.gov

To register for a roundtable, please click on the link below:


You may also read CSMS#17-000390 for information regarding the SIMP: