SEAFO System Improved

Friday, December 18, 2015

The “SEAFO System” was improved to accommodate the mandatory reporting of logbook data, by vessels, to the Executive Secretary.  To further facilitate the global fight against IUU and to be consistent with other similar fisheries bodies, SEAFO agreed to include the vessel IMO number in all reports relating to vessel identification. Moreover, the IMO number remains unchanged and therefore can be used to track the vessel during its lifetime. The SEAFO IUU Vessel list was adopted by the Commission.