Effective date for CMM 2021-01 para 17 FAD design and construction requirements, which are intended to reduce the risk of entanglement of sharks, sea turtles or other species
1 Jan 2024
Federated States of Micronesia, Pohnpei
Non-entangling FADs 17. To reduce the risk of entanglement of sharks, sea turtles or any other species, as from 1st January 2024,* CCMs shall ensure that the design and construction of any FAD to be deployed in, or that drifts into, the WCPFC Convention Area shall comply with the following specifications: (a) The use of mesh net shall be prohibited for any part of a FAD. (b) If the raft is covered, only non-entangling material and designs shall be used. (c) The subsurface structure shall only be made using non-entangling materials. *footnote 2 This timeframe may be extended where there are extraordinary circumstances which make implementation impossible. Due to legislative constraints, Indonesia will have an additional 2 years to implement subparagraph (a).
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