CMM 2014-02 9a VMS SSPs 2.8

Status: Active
Included in ARP2
Included in CMR
Effective From
Provision of ALC/MTU 'VTAF' data
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2. Methods to ensure ALCs comply with WCPFC standards 8. The Secretariat will administer a Commission VMS database. For each fishing vessel required to report to the Commission VMS the flag CCM will submit all necessary data to complete its data file in the Commission’s VMS database. This data will include the name of the vessel, unique vessel identification number (UVI)1, radio call sign, length, gross registered tonnage, power of engine expressed in kilowatts/horsepower, types of fishing gear(s) used as well well as the make, model, unique network identifier (user ID) and equipment identifier (manufacturer’s serial number) of the ALC that vessel will be using to fulfil its Commission VMS reporting requirements. WCPFC10 agreed to exempt vessels on Good Standing on the FFA Vessel Register from submission of VTAF data. Template for reporting implementation in AR Pt2 (Annex 2 of CMM 2014-02 adopted in Dec 2021)footnote 5: Monitoring CCMs’ compliance with this requirement can now be automated via the VRST if 1) CCMs monitor and update their vessel’s status (e.g., “In Port”, “Out of Convention Area”, “Manual Reporting”, “new VTAF data submitted to Secretariat”, etc.) using the interactive utility in the VRST at least every 31 days, and 2) the Secretariat updates all vessels’ VTAF submission status on a daily basis as outlined in the draft revised VMS SOPs.
Operational requirements for fishing vessels
Sub Theme
Category / CMR Section
Report (Included in CMR)
Category: Report
Introduced Date:
Audit Point Definition
1.    The Secretariat confirms that CCM’s flagged vessels are on the FFA Good Standing List.
2.    The Secretariat confirms that the CCM has provided complete VTAF details.
CCM limits not applicable for this obligation
Category: Implementation
CMS Compliance History
When Evaluated:
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
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Consequence of Risk Ratings
CCM or collective group Consequence of Non-Compliance Risk of Non-Compliance
European Union
Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)