ISSF_CommitmentsAndMeasures_v2-3_51 4.1   Unique Vessel Identifiers – IMO The IHS-Fairplay administered International Maritime Organization numbering system (IMO number) provides a mechanism and registry for the unique identification and registration of vessels, which increases traceability and transparency at a global level.
Gear Type: All Adopted: May 18, 2010
Amended: May 3, 2011
Amended: November 14, 2011
Amended: October 20, 2015
Effective: May 31, 2011
Processors, traders, importers, transporters, marketers and others involved in the seafood industry shall refrain from transactions in tuna caught by vessels subject to listing in the RFMO authorized vessel record and capable of being registered by IMO, that have not registered with IMO and thus have not received an IMO number unique vessel identifier.