Notification of charter arrangements made to the ED
2. Within 15 days, or in any case within 72 hours before commencement of fishing activities under a charter arrangement, the chartering Member or Participating Territory shall notify the Executive Director of any vessel to be identified as chartered in accordance with this measure by submitting electronically where possible to the Executive Director the following information with respect to each chartered vessel a) name of the fishing vessel; b) WCPFC Identification Number (WIN); c) name and address of owner(s); d) name and address of the charterer; e) the duration of the charter arrangement; f) the flag state of the vessel; and g) the area of application (i.e., the chartering CCM’s EEZ and/or high seas). Upon receipt of the information the Executive Director will immediately notify the flag State and the Scientific Service Provider (SSP).
1. The provisions of this measure shall apply to Commission Members and Participating Territories that charter, lease or enter into other mechanisms with vessels eligible under paragraph 4 flagged to another State or Fishing Entity for the purpose of conducting fishing operations in the Convention Area as an integral part of the domestic fleet of that chartering Member or Participating Territory.
4. Only vessels listed on the WCPFC Record of Fishing Vessels or the WCPFC Interim Register of Non-CCM Carrier and Bunker Vessels, and not on the WCPFC IUU Vessel List or IUU List of another RFMO are eligible for charter.