US, Russia agree to jointly combat unregulated fishing

The United States and Russia have agreed to combat illegal fishing.

The two nations signed the agreement Friday at a meeting in Portland, Ore.

A State Department announcement says the agreement aims to improve coordination among the many government agencies in both countries that must work together to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.

The Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers association says illegally caught Russian crab has cost the Alaskan industry $200 million over the past 15 years.