Operative WCPFC Conservation and Management Measures
The WCPFC Conservation and Management Measures (CMMs) relating to fishing vessels that operate in the WCPFC Convention Area are:
- Conservation and Management Measure for WCPFC Record of Fishing Vessels and Authorizations to Fish (CMM 2018-06 (370.87 KB));
- Conservation and Management Measure for Specifications for the Marking and Identification of Fishing Vessels (CMM 2004-03 (24.13 KB));
- Conservation and Management Measure for the Unique Vessel Identifier (CMM 2013-04 (201.44 KB));
- Conservation and Management Measure for Standards, Specifications and Procedures for the Record of Fishing Vessels (CMM 2022-05); and
- Conservation and Management Measure for Charter Notification Scheme (CMM-2021-04).
WCPFC Record of Fishing Vessels
The WCPFC Record of Fishing Vessels (RFV) contains the details of fishing vessels authorized to fish in the WCPFC Convention Area beyond the national jurisdiction of the member of the Commission whose flag the vessel is flying.
As part of the implementation of CMM 2018-06 Conservation and Management Measure for Standards, Specifications and Procedures for the RFV, a new and improved interface is provided which allows public users to search, filter, sort and browse public domain RFV data directly, and view photos of vessels. Click this link to view the public version of the WCPFC Record of Fishing Vessels
CMM 2022-05 requires the WCPFC Secretariat to maintain a list of RFV Port Codes for the city (port) of vessel registration. Please note, these port codes are solely for RFV implementation in accordance with CMM 2022-05. Click here for the list of RFV Port Codes List of Ports for RFV (33.15 KB).
Since March 2023, the WCPFC Record of Fishing Vessels also includes reporting tools for CCMs to complete Annual Fished and Did Not Fish Reports, MTU Audit Inspection Reporting, MTU Update requests and WCPFC Charter Notifications. Short on-line help material to assist CCMs to use the new RFV are available through the helpdesk "Support" link at the top right of the website (or through this link).
General queries on the WCPFC Record of Fishing Vessels, including request for new port codes and requests for assistance, can be sent to email@example.com .
WCPFC Interim Register of Non-Member Fish Carrier and Bunker Vessels - expired as of 30 June 2013
Historical Record of Fishing Vessels (RFV) data
The recent annual session (WCPFC14) agreed to the following outcome:
The Commission noted the Secretariat’s update at TCC13 regarding its work to develop mechanisms to access and analyse historical information from the Record of Fishing Vessels, and that there was limited discussion of these developments during TCC13. The Commission thanked the Secretariat for its update, and agreed that:
i. historical RFV information should be considered to be part of the Record of Fishing Vessels and, as such, should be considered “public domain information” in accordance with the WCPFC data access rules and procedures. This includes related fields on fishing/non-fishing and interim lists of Non-Member Carrier and Bunker vessels.
ii. the Record of Fishing Vessels file in full should be periodically updated by the Secretariat and made available for download from the WCPFC website until an automated extraction functionality is made available;
iii. this data as ‘historical data’ and it should not be subject to any revision by any party, unless associated arrangements for documentation and verification of changes can be agreed.
The historical RFV information is available from the online RFV by selecting "Include Deleted Vessels" in the search criteria.