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4.3(b) Observer Coverage Exemption – WCPO Region

Initially Adopted

  • June 7, 2011
This measure also applies to the PVR

Exemptions may be made for large-scale purse seine vessels in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean fishing in latitudes higher than 20°N/S in cases where the catch (retained and discarded; target and non-target) is adequately sampled and reported to the RFMO. Such exemptions shall be based on a detailed report that will be reviewed and approved by the ISSF Board and announced publicly through the ISSF website.

For the purposes of this measure, large-scale purse seine vessels are those with at least 335 m3 fish hold volume.