Register of Inspection Vessels

Paragraph 12 of the Procedures requires the Commission to “maintain a register of all authorized inspection vessels and authorities or inspectors” (the WCPFC High Seas Boarding and Inspection Register). This paragraph also stipulates that, “only vessels and authorities or inspectors listed on the Commission’s Register are authorized under the Procedures to board and inspect foreign flagged fishing vessels on the high seas within the Convention Area”.  At present, the only Members with authorised inspection vessels listed on the WCPFC High Seas Boarding and Inspection Register are:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Cook Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • France
  • Japan
  • Kiribati
  • Republic of Korea
  • New Zealand 
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Tuvalu
  • United States of America
Page Updated 6 Mar, 2017
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