SEAFO approves new provisions

Friday, December 13, 2013

SEAFO strengthened its compliance measures by agreeing on provision for at-sea inspection and fishing research. The provisions agreed upon by the Commission are primarily based on the UN Fish Stock Agreement (UNFSA) and allows patrol vessels, from Contracting Parties, to inspect vessels fishing in the SEAFO Convention Area. The Commission also adopted procedures that will facilitate fishing research in the Convention Area.