25° South -30° South 2. CCMs shall require their longline vessels fishing in the area 25°S-30°S to use one of the following mitigation measures: i) weighted branch lines; ii) tori lines; or iii) hook-shielding devices. Table 1 does not apply in the area 25°S-30°S. See Annex 1 for specifications of these measures.
**The extension of the scope of application of seabird mitigation measures from 30°S to 25°S shall not come into effect until 1 January 2020**
4. The requirements of paragraph 2 shall not apply in the EEZs of French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Tonga, Cook Islands and Fiji due to the low risk to seabirds. Those SIDS and Territories that have vessels operating south of 25 South are encouraged to collect data on seabird interactions, increase observer coverage rate as appropriate, and implement seabird mitigation measures when they operate within their EEZs.