CMM 2021-01 14

You are viewing a historical Obligation.
Status: Historical
Included in ARPt2
Effective From
Effective Until
Applicability Definition
Applies to flag CCMs with purse seine vessels on the RFV
Purse seine 3 month FAD closure (1 July - 30 September)
Full Text

14.    A three (3) months (July, August and September) prohibition of deploying, servicing or setting on FADs shall be in place between 0001 hours UTC on 1 July and 2359 hours UTC on 30 September each year for all purse seine vessels, tender vessels, and any other vessels operating in support of purse seine vessels fishing in exclusive economic zones and the high seas in the area between 20N and 20S.

Additional measures for tropical tunas
Sub Theme
Purse seine fishery FAD set management
Category / CMR Section
Category: Implementation
Introduced Date:
Audit Point Definition
CCM submitted a statement in AR Pt2 that:
a.    confirms CCM’s implementation through adoption of a national binding measure that prohibits CCM flagged PS vessels from fishing on FADs between 1 July and 30 September in EEZs and high seas between 20N and 20S.
b.    describes how CCM is monitoring its flagged PS vessels to ensure they do not fish on FADs in EEZs and on high seas between 20N and 20S and how potential infringements or instances of non-compliance with this requirement are handled.

*FOR PNA MEMBERS THAT NOTIFY EXEMPTIONS AS PER FOOTNOTE 1: In addition to the statements required in a and b for its flagged vessels operating in other EEZs and on the high seas between 20N and 20S, the PNA member submitted a notification to the WCPFC ED within 15 days of its approval of an arrangement to which domestic vessels that the 3-month FAD closure will not apply in PNA member EEZ.
CCM limits not applicable for this obligation
Category: Implementation
CMS Compliance History
When Evaluated:
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
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Consequence of Risk Ratings
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European Union
Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)