IATTC - Vessel database
The Commission staff maintains a database of all vessels authorized, or known, to fish for tunas and tuna-like species in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Under various IATTC resolutions, the information in this database is used as a basis for the following:
Resolution on a Regional Vessel Register
(amended in 2011 and 2014) established the list of
vessels authorized by their governments to fish for species under the
The 2002 Resolution on fleet capacity established the lists of purse-seine vessels authorized to fish for tunas in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
The 2002 Resolution on the Capacity of the Tuna Fleet Operating in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in its paragraph 12 authorizes a maximum of 32 US purse-seiners to fish in the EPO for a single trip not exceeding 90 days. This list includes the U.S. purse-seiners that have been authorized for 2015.
The 2003 Resolution on large-scale longline vessels (amended in 2011) established the list of longline vessels over 24 meters authorized to fish for tunas and tuna-like species in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
The 2008 Resolution on a program for transshipments (amended in 2012) established the list of carrier vessels authorized to receive tuna and tuna-like species at sea from large-scale tuna longline fishing vessels.
The 2005Resolution on IUU fishing (amended in 2015) established the list of vessels presumed to have carried out illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing activities in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
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