Monitoring, Control and Surveillance – 4.4(a) Transshipment
At-sea transshipments, if not properly monitored, can complicate the transmission of data, the traceability of product and can create a fertile environment for illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities.
Gear Type: All Purse Seine
Adopted: June 7, 2011 Amended: September 12, 2012 Amended: April 25, 2013 Amended: October 21, 2014 Amended: October 20, 2015 Effective: January 1, 2012
Processors, traders, importers, transporters, marketers and others involved in the seafood industry shall conduct transactions only with those purse seine vessels that do not engage in transshipments at sea, whether high seas, EEZ, territorial seas or archipelagic waters.