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The Global Record of Fishing Vessels Refrigerated Transport Vessels and Supply Vessels (Global Record) is a voluntary, phased and collaborative global initiative intending to make information available on vessel identification and other relevant data with the aim of providing a reliable and rapid way to contrast data with other sources. Fishing vessels are included but also other vessels involved in fishing operations are included.

The main objective of the Global Record is to provide a powerful tool to prevent, deter and eradicate the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing activities, making it more difficult for vessels operating outside the law.

The Global Record can create synergies with other international instruments like the Port State Measures Agreement and the Voluntary Guidelines for Flag State Performance.

The Global Record was endorsed by the FAO member States through the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) as one of the main global tools to fight IUU fishing.

nems_imageThe preconditions of using the IMO Number as the UVI for vessels have been met - Global Record
At its 30th session that was held in June 2012 the FAO Committee on Fisheries recognized the necessity of a global Unique Vessel Identifier (UVI), as a key component of the Global Record to identify and track [more…]
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