NFI Statement on Seafood Import Monitoring Program Decision
August 29, 2017— NFI is disappointed with the court’s decision. The Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) remains an expensive burden for the American companies that will bear the costs, for instance $53 million in recordkeeping expenses alone.
NFI has a long history of supporting the reasonable authorities Congress provided to Administrations to combat illegal fishing. These additional regulations will not decrease pirate fishing. The SIMP will though, increase food prices and reduce seafood choices for the average American family. NFI will thoroughly review the court’s decision and as always our members will comply with the law.
President, National Fisheries Institute