A new bipartisan effort is underway in the US Congress to combat illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing and human rights abuses in the seafood supply chain.

On Tuesday, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), chair of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife, and Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA) introduced the "Illegal Fishing and Forced Labor Prevention Act." This legislation would link IUU fishing to forced labor in the seafood supply chain and make seafood import monitoring more effective, the lawmakers said.