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Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing undermines the economic and environmental sustainability of the fishing industry in the U.S. and globally.
The U.S. works internationally to combat illegal fishing at sea.
The U.S. government may classify information if its unauthorized disclosure could damage national security.
People who hold classified information can challenge a document's classification through informal or formal processes at the Departments of Defense and State.
Climate change has led to record low levels of ice in the U.S. Arctic—prolonging the shipping season and opening up shipping routes. This may expand economic opportunities, but harsh weather and ice conditions—plus the lack of maritime infrastructure—pose safety risks.
Promoting respect for human rights is a U.S. foreign policy goal. The United States includes human rights training when training foreign security forces.
A 2017 law required DOD to evaluate its security cooperation programs, including its human rights training.