discussed creation of a List of NPAFC IUU Vessels: such a vessel
list would be used internally by NPAFC Parties only as an
enforcement tool within IIS.
indicated that the Vessels of Interest (VOI) module within IIS
has not been completed, but it may be available sooner if it
could be done in a different format (that is already assembled,
but involves less information). It was agreed that
apprehensions and convictions that are not involving salmon
interceptions should not be listed under this criteria.
Executive Director suggested that it is important to be
publicizing the successes of the organization; this would serve
as a deterrent to other potential IUU fishers in and around the
Convention Area. He proposed to upload the list of Apprehended
Illegal Salmon Fishing Vessels on the NPAFC website and the
lists of Suspected and Unidentified Vessels on IIS website.
United States stated that once a vessel has been identified by
an RFMO as a participant in IUU activities, it should be listed
and publicized so that other nations and organizations could
keep those vessels out of their ports, if they so desire. To
this, Canada responded that, as this list would be a simple
factual record of apprehended vessels there should be no issues
with the U.S. suggestion, however cautioned that should the
NPAFC wish to go beyond a simple listing of factual details,
such as denying port access, further discussion on this matter
would be required to ensure that appropriate criteria and
procedures are developed.
The Secretariat tabled lists of
the past IUU vessels (apprehended, suspected and sighted) and
distributed to the Parties. The Parties were asked to
review and correct/update the list by May 1, 2008 so that the
information can be uploaded to the NPAFC and IIS websites.