Second period of additional prohibition on deploying, servicing or setting on FADs by the purse seine fishery in the high seas of Convention Area
1 Nov 2022 to 1 Jan 2023
Federated States of Micronesia, Pohnpei
15.In addition to the three-monthFAD closure in paragraph 14, except for those vessels flying the Kiribati flag when fishingin the high seas adjacent to the Kiribati exclusive economic zone, and Philippines’ vessels operating in HSP1 in accordance with Attachment 2, it shall be prohibited to deploy, service or set on FADs in the high seas for two additional sequential months of the year. Each CCM shall decide which two sequential months (either April –May or November –December) shall be closed to setting on FADs by their fleets in the high seas for 2022, and 2023 and notify the Secretariat of that decisionby March 1, each year. In case a CCM decides to change the notified period at any given year of the application of this CMM this shall be notified to the Secretariat before 1st March of that year.