CMM 2022-04 16

Status: Not Yet in Force
Effective From
Requirements to minimize bycatch of sharks in longline fisheries between 20N and 20S (effective 1 Jan 2024)
Full Text

16.    Starting on January 1, 2024, between 20 N and 20 S, CCMs shall ensure that their longline vessels, targeting tuna and billfish do not use, or if carrying, must stow wire trace as branch lines or leaders and do not use shark lines or branch lines running directly off of the longline floats or drop lines (see Annex 1 for schematic diagram of a shark line).

Mitigating impacts of fishing on species of special interest
Sub Theme
Shark mitigation and fishery management
Category / CMR Section
No Evaluation Criteria Records
CCM limits not applicable for this obligation
No Risk (RBAF) Records