ISSF has defined for its Conservation Measures that large-scale purse seine vessels are those with at least 335 m3 fish hold volume. However, certain vessels who meet this definition are not considered large-scale in certain RFMOs and therefore are unable to obtain human observers for each fishing trip as a means to meet the requirements of ISSF Conservation Measure 4.3(a). Owners of large-scale purse seine vessels who fit in this category may seek to install an electronic monitoring system (if proven to be effective) in lieu of human observers. In such an event, the following provisions apply:
Download the Electronic Monitoring Vendors and Data Submission Information (PDF) for (1) an EM vendors list; (2) contact information for submitting (a) FAD tracking and echosounder biomass data and (2) bycatch data; and (3) data submission guidelines.