Processors, traders, importers, transporters, marketers and others involved in the seafood industry shall conduct transactions only with those purse seine vessels that have a UVI number regardless of RFMO vessel registry listing requirements.
Gear Type: All Purse Seine
Adopted: June 7, 2011 Amended: September 12, 2012 Amended: April 25, 2013 Amended: May 20, 2014 Amended: October 20, 2015 Amended: May 31, 2018 Effective: January 1, 2013
If IMO requirements do not provide for a particular vessel to receive an IMO UVI for reasons other than vessel size, the vessel shall obtain a TUVI from the Consolidated List of Authorized Vessels (CLAV) or a UVI from ISSF. If IMO requirements do not provide for a particular vessel to receive an IMO UVI due to vessel size, such vessels do not need to obtain a TUVI from the CLAV or a UVI from ISSF.