Deadline for initial advice from each flag CCM of its implementation of paragraph 14 of CMM 2019-04 (Choice of option to minimize bycatch of sharks in longline fisheries)
31 Mar 2021
Federated States of Micronesia, Pohnpei
14. For longline fisheries targeting tuna and billfish, CCMs shall ensure that their vessels comply with at least one of the following options: (1) do not use or carry wire trace as branch lines or leaders; or (2) do not use branch lines running directly off the longline floats or drop lines, known as shark lines. See Annex 1 for a schematic diagram of a shark line.
15. The implementation of the measures contained in paragraph 14 above shall be on a vessel by vessel or CCM basis. Each CCM shall notify the Commission of its implementation of paragraph 14 by March 31, 2021 and thereafter whenever the selected option is changed.