ISSF recognizes that the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) is the tuna Regional Fishery Management Organization that has made the greatest efforts to manage the capacity of its large-scale purse seine fishery. IATTC has a closed vessel register, a capacity management plan, and actively monitors fishing capacity to inform its decision-making.
ISSF also recognizes that IATTC had granted Peru 8195m3 of purse seine capacity before ISSF Conservation Measure 6.2 was originally adopted in 2012.
1. Exemptions for compliance with ISSF Conservation Measures 6.1 and 6.2(a) may be made for large-scale purse seine vessels flagged to Peru and registered on the IATTC Record that meet all of the following conditions:
2. Large-scale purse seine vessels exempted under this measure will be listed on the ISSF Record of Large-Scale Purse Seine Vessels.
3. If a large-scale purse seine vessel is granted an exemption under this CM, it must then apply to be listed on the PVR.
For the purposes of this measure, large-scale purse seine vessels are those with at least 335 m3 fish hold volume.