All vessels listed on the ProActive Vessel Register (PVR) agree to undergo regular auditing to verify that ISSF conservation measures and commitments are being met.

  • Level 1 audits are conducted by ISSF and assess the vessel attributes and other details that are required as part of the application.
  • Level 2 and 3 audits are conducted by MRAG Americas — an independent auditor — on a sample of PVR vessels to provide effective, transparent, and credible verification that ISSF measures and commitments are being met. Level 2 and 3 audits are conducted independent of ISSF.

There are different audit protocols —which include on-site visits — for Purse Seine; Longline; Pole & Line, Handline and Troll; and Support & Tender Vessels

Policy Templates for Conservation Measures

Policy templates are available for ISSF conservation measures 3.1(c), 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7.

AUDIT POLICIES BY GEAR TYPE

Purse Seine

PVR Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures for Purse Seine Vessels (PDF)

Longline

Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures for Longline Vessels (PDF)

Pole & Line, Handline and Troll

Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures for Pole & Line, Handline and Troll Vessels (PDF)

Support & Tender Vessels

Audit Policy Document & Standard Operating Procedures for Support & Tender Vessels (PDF)