Operative WCPFC Conservation and Management Measures
The WCPFC Conservation and Management Measures (CMMs) relating to fishing vessels that operate in the WCPFC Convention Area are the Conservation and Management Measure for WCPFC Record of Fishing Vessels and Authorizations to Fish (CMM 2009-01 (52.67 KB)) and Conservation and Management Measure for Specifications for the Marking and Identification of Fishing Vessels (CMM 2004-03 (24.13 KB)).
WCPFC Record of Fishing Vessels
CMM 2009-01 establishes the WCPFC Record of Fishing Vessels containing details of fishing vessels authorized to fish in the WCPFC Convention Area beyond the national jurisdiction of the member of the Commission whose flag the vessel is flying.
WCPFC Interim Register of Non-Member Fish Carrier and Bunker Vessels
CMM 2009-01 establishes the WCPFC Interim Register of Non-Member Carrier and Bunker Vessels (Interim Register List ( 5.17 KB)) containing details of fish carrier and bunker vessels flagged to States that are not Members, Cooperating Non-Members or Participating Territories (CCMs). Vessels that are included on the Register shall be authorized to be used in the Convention Area to receive transhipments of highly migratory fish stocks and to bunker or otherwise supply CCM-flagged fishing vessels used to fish for highly migratory fish stocks in the Convention Area. The Commission decided that the Interim Register will expire on 30 June 2013.
On 03 February 2010 the WCPFC Executive Director distributed WCPFC Circular 2010/03 (WCPFC Circular 2010-03 [Carriers and Bunkers Data Rules ( 48.29 KB)) [WCPFC Interim Register of Non-Member Carrier and Bunker Vessels] detailing the revised arrangements relating to operations of non-Member carrier and bunker vessels in the WCPF Convention Area, including the registration of fish carriers and bunker vessels that were previously listed on the WCPFC Temporary Register of Fish Carriers and Bunkers that was retired on 09 February 2010.
General queries on the WCPFC Record of Fishing Vessels or WCPFC Interim Register of Non-Member Carrier and Bunker Vessels can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Conservation and Management Measure that relates to the adoption and modification of the WCPFC IUU list is Conservation and Management Measure to establish a List of Vessels presumed to have carried out Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing activities in the WCPO ( 80.96 KB). The current WCPFC IUU list can be found by clicking on the following link: (WCPFC IUU Vessel List for 2013 ( 77.68 KB)).