CMM 2021-01 21

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Status: Historical
Included in ARPt2
Effective From
Effective Until
Applicability Definition
Applies to flag CCMs with purse seine vessels on the RFV
Superseded By
Each purse seine vessel is limited to no more than 350 FADs with activated instrumented buoys
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Instrumented Buoys
21.    A flag CCM shall ensure that each of its purse seine vessels shall have deployed at sea, at any one time, no more than 350 drifting Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) with activated instrumented buoys. An instrumented buoy is defined as a buoy with a clearly marked reference number allowing its identification and equipped with a satellite tracking system to monitor its position. The buoy shall be activated exclusively on board the vessel. A flag CCM shall ensure that its vessels operating in the waters of a coastal State comply with the laws of that coastal State relating to FAD management, including FAD tracking.

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(s) that limits each of CCM flagged PS vessel to 350 activated instrumented buoys, and that ensures its vessels comply with coastal State laws relating to FAD management.

b. describes how CCM is monitoring its activation and deployment of instrument buoys and how potential infringements or instances of non-compliance with this requirement and coastal State laws relating to FAD management are handled.
CCM limits not applicable for this obligation
Category: Implementation
CMS Compliance History
When Evaluated:
2018, 2019, 2020
Average Score:
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)