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Global Record of Fishing Vessels, Refrigerated Transport Vessels and Supply Vessels

Who is it for

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There are several stakeholders that can find, in the Global Record programme, an important tool in their day-to-day endeavours.

Inspectors can refer to the Global Record when carrying out risk analysis and inspections of vessels and/or catches.

Port State Administrations can rely on the Global Record when deciding whether to allow foreign-flagged vessels to land their catches in their ports.

Flag State Administrations can use the Global Record to check a vessel’s history before issuing a flag. This practice may avoid double flagging or flag hopping – which are often used by IUU fishers.

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) can use the Global Record when there are questions about the current or past status of a vessel and its fishing-related operations.

You, as member of the general public, can refer to the Global Record for information purposes but also as a first step to verify data before reporting on any suspicious vessel used for fishing or fishing-related purposes.