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Appendix 2:
NPAFC Committee on Enforcement (ENFO)
PROPOSAL [DRAFT] BY CANADA AND THE USA
Recommending the Commission adopt procedures creating,
maintaining, and publicizing a NPAFC IUU Vessel List
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22 February 2011
Purpose
Canada and the USA propose that, pursuant to paragraph 7 of ENFO’s Terms of Reference
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relating to
enforcement duties, ENFO recommend that the Commission adopt the below procedures for creating,
maintaining, and publicizing a list of vessels engaged in illegal, unreported, or unregulated (IUU) fishing in the
Convention Area and vessels engaged in fishing related activities in support of IUU fishing in the Convention
Area, as well as listing vessels on an IUU vessel list of another RFMO.
Procedures for identifying vessels of relevance to the Commission that have engaged in IUU fishing
and/or fishing related activities in support of IUU fishing
Definitions
1. For the purpose of these procedures the definitions in Article II of the Convention apply with the following
clarification and additions:
“fishing related activities” means any operation in support of, or in preparation for, fishing, including
transhipment of anadromous fish that have not been previously landed at a port, as well as the
provisioning of personnel, fuel, gear and other supplies at sea to or from a vessel engaged in fishing for
anadromous species in the regulatory area;
“illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing” refers to the activities set out in paragraph 3 of
the 2001 FAO International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and
Unregulated Fishing, hereinafter referred to as ‘IUU fishing’; and
“RFMO” means regional fisheries management organization.
2. A vessel shall be considered to be an IUU vessel for purposes of the Commission if it:
(a) has engaged in IUU fishing and/or fishing related activities in support of IUU fishing that adversely affects
the conservation of anadromous stocks within the Convention Area or otherwise engages in fishing and/
or fishing related activities contrary to the objectives of the Convention;
(b) is equipped with large-scale drift-net gear or is otherwise configured for the deployment or retrieval of
large-scale drift-net gear on the high seas;
(c) is reasonably suspected of having engaged in IUU fishing and/or fishing related activities in support of
IUU fishing that adversely affects the conservation of anadromous stocks within the Convention Area
or having otherwise engaged in fishing and/or fishing related activities contrary to the objectives of the
Convention; or
(d) is on an IUU vessel list of another RFMO.
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Enforcement Duties could also include: (7) developing recommendations to the Commission for additional
action to be taken by the Parties to ensure effective and diligent enforcement.