1. Each CCM shall ensure that the master of each vessel flying its flag in the Convention Area shall complete an accurate electronic log of every day that it spends on the high seas of the Convention Area, including trips that include fishing in an EEZ under bilateral arrangements as well as high seas in one trip, as follows [footnote 2 and 3]:
i. for days with fishing operations, the log must be completed by recording the effort and catch at the end of each fishing operation (i.e. end of a purse-seine set, end of a longline -haul, or at the end of the day in the case of all other fishing methods); or
ii. for days with no fishing operations but where any other “fishing effort ” occurred, then the relevant activities (e.g. “SEARCHING”, “DEPLOY/RETRIEVE FAD”) must be entered in the log at the end of the day; or
iii. for days with no fishing operations and no other ‘fishing effort [footnote 4]’, the main activity of the day must be entered in the log at the end of the day.
footnote 2: Fishing vessels less than 24 meters in length may keep a daily written log until 1 January 2026, by which time they shall keep a daily electronic log. Troll vessels targeting albacore may keep a daily written log until 1 January 2025, by which time they shall keep a daily electronic log.
footnote 3: Notwithstanding paragraphs 1 and 3, a fishing vessel shall keep a daily written log if its electronic log is malfunctioning.
footnote 4: According to Article 1(d) of the Convention