CMM 2019-05 03

Status: Active
Included in ARPt2
Included in CMR
Effective From
Applicability Definition
Applies to Flag CCMs with vessels on the WCPFC RFV
Prohibit targeted fishing or intentional setting on mobulid rays
Full Text

1. This Conservation and Management Measure (CMM) shall apply to all fishing vessels operating in the high seas and/or exclusive economic zones of the Convention area and flagged to Members, Cooperating Non-Members and Participating Territories (CCMs), and authorized to fish for highly migratory fish stocks in the Convention Area.

2. For the purpose of this CMM, “mobulid rays” means species of the family Mobulidae, which includes manta rays and mobula rays.

3. CCMs shall prohibit their vessels from targeted fishing or intentional setting on mobulid rays in the Convention Area.

7. CCMs shall advise the Commission (in Part 2 of their Annual Report) on implementation of this CMM.

Mitigating impacts of fishing on species of special interest
Sub Theme
Shark mitigation and fishery management
Category / CMR Section
Implementation (Included in CMR)
Category: Implementation
Introduced Date:
Audit Point Definition
CCM submitted a statement in AR Pt2 that:

a. confirms CCMs implementation through adoption of a national binding measure that prohibits CCM vessels from targeting fishing or intentional setting on mobulid rays

b. describes how CCM is monitoring and ensuring that its vessels are not targeting fishing or setting intentionally on mobulid rays, and how the CCM responds to potential infringements or instances of non-compliance with the relevant requirement.
CCM limits not applicable for this obligation
Category: Implementation
CMS Compliance History
When Evaluated:N/A
Average Score:N/A
Likelihood of Non-Compliance:
Consequence of Risk Ratings
CCM or collective group Consequence of Non-Compliance Risk of Non-Compliance
European Union
Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)