CCSBT - Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna IATTC - Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission ICCAT - International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas IOTC - Indian Ocean Tuna Commission WCPFC - Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
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Global List of authorized tuna fishing vessels


The standards for the exchange of data on vessels authorized by the RFMO referred to above were agreed in a Work Shop that was held in Rome in February 2011. (Click here to download a copy of the Rome RFMO Work Shop). A follow-up Work Shop was held in Rome in June 2012 (Click here to download a copy of the 2nd Rome RFMO Work Shop).

Users should be aware that:

  • The provisions existing for the authorization of vessels under one RFMO may differ from those existing at other RFMO. The type of vessels authorized by each RFMO are presented in Table 1 below.

 

Table 1: Type of fishing vessels requiring authorization to operate for species and in the area under the competence of T-RFMOs at present.
Key:

  • Large-scale fishing vessels: Authorization required for vessels having length overall 24 meters or greater
  • Small-scale fishing vessels: Authorization required for vessels having length overall under 24 meters
  • EEZ only: Authorization required for vessels that operate only inside the Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ) of their flag States
Other areas: Authorization required for vessels that operate, in part or in full, outside the EEZ of their flag States

T-RFMO

Large-scale fishing vessels

Small-scale fishing vessels

 EEZ only

Outside EEZ

Type of vessels

 EEZ only

Outside EEZ

Type of vessels

CCSBT

 

 

All vessels to be used for fishing for Southern bluefin tuna

 

 

All vessels to be used for fishing for Southern bluefin tuna, irrespective of size

IATTC

 

 

All vessels to be used for fishing for species under the IATTC competence in the Convention Area beyond the flag State’s area of national jurisdiction

 

 

All vessels to be used for fishing for species under the IATTC competence in the Convention Area beyond the flag State’s area of national jurisdiction, irrespective of size

ICCAT

 

 

All vessels to be used for fishing for species under the ICCAT Competence in the Convention Area

 

 

All vessels to be used for fishing for species under the ICCAT competence in the Convention Area beyond the flag State’s area of national jurisdiction irrespective of size

 

 

All vessels having length overall between 20 and 24 meters

 

 

All those fishing for Eastern bluefin tuna,  Mediterranean swordfish and Northern albacore, irrespective of size

IOTC

 

 

All vessels to be used for fishing for species under the IOTC competence in the Convention Area

 

 

All vessels to be used for fishing for species under the IOTC competence in the Convention Area beyond the flag State’s area of national jurisdiction, irrespective of size

WCPFC

 

 

All vessels to be used for fishing for species under the WCPFC competence in the Convention Area beyond the flag State’s area of national jurisdiction

 

 

All vessels to be used for fishing for species under the WCPFC competence in the Convention Area beyond the flag State’s area of national jurisdiction, irrespective of size

 

  • The Consolidated List of Authorized Vessels is updated daily and represents a dynamic snapshot of the authorized vessel databases at the day users access the CLAV; individual RFMO web sites should be consulted for their definitive lists.
  • Some vessels may have duplicate entries in the list. Accordingly, the number of entries in the Consolidated List of Authorized Vessels is likely to exceed the actual number of authorized vessels.
  • The Consolidated List of Authorized Vessels is a work in progress. Any references to it should specify the date on which it was accessed.

 

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Last updated : 17/04/2015