Conservation and Management Obligations (other than data)

FAD Management Plans

Paragraph 37 of CMM 2014-01 states

By 1 July 2014, CCMs fishing on the high seas shall submit to the Commission Management Plans for the use of FADs by their vessels on the high seas, if they have not done so. These Plans shall include strategies to limit the capture of small bigeye and yellowfin tuna associated with fishing on FADs, including implementation of the FAD closure pursuant to paragraphs 14 – 18. The Plans shall at a minimum meet the Suggested Guidelines for Preparation for FAD Management Plans for each CCM (Attachment E).

The Secretariat has received submissions from the following CCMs:

The USA also previously submitted a letter of notification of compatible legislation respecting FADs (50.77 KB).


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