CMM 2022-04 20

Status: Not Yet in Force
Effective From
Requirement for longline vessels to release sharks that are not to be retained asap, and required guidelines for safe release of sharks (effective from 1 Jan 2024)
Full Text

20.    Beginning on January 1, 2024, for sharks that are caught by longline vessels and are not retained, CCMs shall require their fishing vessels to release these sharks as soon as possible, taking into consideration the safety of the crew and observer, using the following guidelines:

(1)    Leave the shark in the water, where possible; and
(2)    Use a line cutter to cut the branchline as close to the hook as possible.

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