4.1 Unique Vessel Identifiers – IMO

Effective

  • May 31, 2011

Adopted

  • May 18, 2010

Amended

  • May 3, 2011
  • November 14, 2011
  • October 20, 2015
This measure also applies to the PVR

The IHS-Maritime administered International Maritime Organization numbering system (IMO number) provides a mechanism and registry for the unique identification and registration of vessels, which increases traceability and transparency at a global level.

Processors, traders, importers, transporters, marketers and others involved in the seafood industry shall refrain from transactions in tuna caught by vessels subject to listing in the RFMO authorized vessel record and capable of being registered by IMO, that have not registered with IMO and thus have not received an IMO number unique vessel identifier.

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