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

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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