Vessels

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 2013-10 (307.48 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)); and
  • Conservation and Management Measure for Standards, Specifications and Procedures for the Record of Fishing Vessels (CMM 2014-03 (430.5 KB)).

At the recent annual session (WCPFC14), the Commission agreed to CMM 2017-05 (346.6 KB) that will revise and replace CMM 2013-10 commencing from 6 February 2018.

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 2014-03 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 2014-03 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 2014-03.  Click here for the list of RFV Port Codes List of Ports for RFV (30.24 KB).  In addition, authorized CCM users can access the list of ports through the online webportal on the WCPFC intranet as well as update their vessel details through the online webportal : click this link to access the secure CCM web portal for Record of Fishing Vessels

General queries on the WCPFC Record of Fishing Vessels, including request for new port codes, can be sent to contact.rfv@wcpfc.int

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.

 

Click this link to view the most recent historical RFV data Excel file.  The file contains two sheets: i) an export of historical RFV data contained in the Secretariats databases for the RFV as at 29 August 2017 and ii) another providing historical information reported by CCMs whether vessel fished or did not fished for a particular year, in accordance with CMM 2013-10 paragraph 9 or its earlier CMM. It should be noted that the information contained in the file is, as submitted by CCMs and it should not be subject to any revision by any party, unless associated arrangements for documentation and verification of changes can be agreed.

 

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