CMM 2021-02 02

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Included in ARPt2
Included in CMR
Effective From
Effective Until
Applicability Definition
Applies to all CCMs with fishing vessels fishing for Pacific bluefin in the convention area N20N (Japan, Korea and Chinese Taipei have been recognised as having baseline activity, others such as Australia, Canada, China, NZ, Philippines and USA tend to also be assessed). There is an exemption for SIDS, including participating territories, in the Convention Area
Superseded By
Total effort by vessels for Pacific Bluefin limited to 2002 - 2004 levels in Area north of 20N
Full Text

2.    CCMs shall take measures necessary to ensure that total fishing effort by their vessel fishing for Pacific bluefin tuna in the area north of the 20° N shall stay below the 2002–2004 annual average levels.

17.    The provisions of paragraphs 2 and 3 shall not prejudice the legitimate rights and obligations under international law of those small island developing State Members and participating territories in the Convention Area whose current fishing activity for Pacific bluefin tuna is limited, but that have a real interest in fishing for the species, that may wish to develop their own fisheries for Pacific bluefin tuna in the future.

18.    The provisions of paragraph 17 shall not provide a basis for an increase in fishing effort by fishing vessels owned or operated by interests outside such developing coastal State, particularly Small Island Developing State Members or participating territories, unless such fishing is conducted in support of efforts by such Members and territories to develop their own domestic fisheries.

Quantitative limits for tuna and billfish
Sub Theme
Pacific bluefin tuna catch and effort limits
Category / CMR Section
Quantitative Limits: CCM-level and Collective (Included in CMR)
Category: Quantitative Limits: CCM-level and Collective
Introduced Date:
Audit Point Definition
CCM reported its total level of fishing effort by CCM’s flagged vessels fishing for PBF north of 20N in its report to the Secretariat as required by paragraph 8 of the CMM, and the Secretariat can verify the CCM’s reported total fishing effort and confirm that the CCM’s allowable limit was not exceeded.
CCM or collective group Limit Type Limit Value Comment
Not Specified
Not Specified
Not Specified
NC13-WP02_rev01: 63 purse seine vessels, 654 longline_dist_offshor, 402 longline_coastal, 141 pole and line are ave number of vessels reported in 2002 - 2004 and 1929 is ave number of set net vessel licenses reported in 2002 - 2004(unknown figures for artisanal and others in 2002 - 2004)
New Zealand
Not Specified
Not Specified
Republic of Korea
NC13-WP02_rev01: 30 large scale purse seine vessels is ave number of vessels reported in 2002 - 2004
Chinese Taipei
source: Report of implementation received in 2012 and confirmed in 2015 (NC13-WP02_rev01: 653 longliners is ave number of vessels reported in 2002 - 2004)
United States of America
Not Specified
Category: Quantitative Limits: CCM-level and Collective
CMS Compliance History
When Evaluated:
2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
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)