4.2 Purse Seine Unique Vessel Identifiers

Effective

  • January 1, 2013

Adopted

  • June 7, 2011

Amended

  • September 12, 2012
  • April 25, 2013
  • May 20, 2014
  • October 20, 2015
  • May 31, 2018

Gear Type(s)

This measure also applies to the PVR

Processors, traders, importers, transporters, marketers and others involved in the seafood industry shall conduct transactions only with those purse seine vessels that have a UVI number regardless of RFMO vessel registry listing requirements.

If IMO requirements do not provide for a particular vessel to receive an IMO UVI for reasons other than vessel size, the vessel shall obtain a TUVI from the Consolidated List of Authorized Vessels (CLAV) or a UVI from ISSF. If IMO requirements do not provide for a particular vessel to receive an IMO UVI due to vessel size, such vessels do not need to obtain a TUVI from the CLAV or a UVI from ISSF.

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