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6.1 Transaction Ban for Large-Scale Purse-Seine Vessels not Actively Fishing for Tuna as of December 31, 2012

Effective

  • January 1, 2013

Adopted

  • May 22, 2012

Amended

  • October 21, 2014
  • October 20, 2015
This measure also applies to the PVR

Processors, traders, importers, transporters, marketers and others involved in the seafood industry shall refrain from transactions in skipjack, bigeye and yellowfin tuna caught by large scale purse seine vessels that are not actively fishing for tuna as of December 31, 2012.  For the purposes of Section 6, large-scale purse seine vessels are those with at least 335 m3 fish hold volume.

To support this measure, ISSF has established a Record of Large-Scale Purse Seine Vessels (“Record”) fishing for tropical tunas globally. ISSF maintains the Record on its public website and draws upon the information available in the tuna RFMO vessel registers, as well as information provided by the fishing industry and other sources. For the purposes of this measure, large-scale purse seine vessels are those with at least 335 m3 fish hold volume.

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