4.3(b)   Observer Coverage Exemption – WCPO Region Exemptions may be made for large-scale purse seine vessels in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean fishing in latitudes higher than 20°N/S in cases where the catch (retained and discarded; target and non-target) is adequately sampled and reported to the RFMO. Such exemptions shall be based on a detailed report that will be reviewed and approved by the ISSF Board and announced publicly through the ISSF website.
Gear Type: Large-Scale Purse Seine Adopted: June 7, 2011
Amended: September 12, 2012
Amended: April 25, 2013
Amended: May 20, 2014
Amended: October 20, 2015
Effective: April 20, 2015
For the purposes of this measure, large-scale purse seine vessels are those with at least 335 m3 fish hold volume.