CMM 2019-04 20 (02)

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Requirement to release oceanic whitetip & silky sharks asap
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20. Oceanic whitetip shark and silky shark
(2) CCMs shall require all vessels flying their flag and vessels under charter arrangements to the CCM to release any oceanic whitetip shark or silky shark that is caught as soon as possible after the shark is brought alongside the vessel, and to do so in a manner that results in as little harm to the shark as possible, following any applicable safe release guidelines for these species.
Mitigating impacts of fishing on species of special interest
Sub Theme
Shark mitigation and fishery management
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Implementation (Included in CMR)
Category: Implementation
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Audit Point Definition
refer to Audit Point Definition for CMM 2019-04 20 (01-03)
CCM submitted a statement in AR Pt2 that:
a. confirms CCM’s implementation through adoption of a national binding measure that prohibits CCM flagged vessels or vessels under CCM charter to retain on board, tranship, store, or land any oceanic whitetip or silky shark, in whole or in part; requires release of any oceanic whitetip or silky shark that is caught, in accordance with applicable safe release guidelines; surrender in whole any unintentionally caught oceanic whitetip or silky shark that are frozen as part of CCM flagged PS vessels’ operation to the responsible government authorities or discard them at the point of landing or transhipment, upon which any surrendered OWT or SS may be donated for human consumption
b. describes how CCM is monitoring its flagged vessels or vessels it charters to ensure the requirements are met, and how potential infringements or instances of non-compliance with this requirement are handled.
CCM limits not applicable for this obligation
Category: Implementation
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European Union
Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)