Conservation Measures for Purse Seine Vessels

To be compliant, purse seine vessels must conform to the above list for all vessels and must also:

Observer Requirements

In addition, as of January 1, 2014, the vessel’s observer must satisfactorily complete annual observer training. Observers sourced from established national, regional or sub-regional observer programs or providers being used in RFMOs to satisfy purse seine coverage requirements are recognized as having received detailed training. This Guidebook does not supplant such training. This Guidebook reviews the skills necessary for effective observing, particularly as they pertain to sustainable fishing best practices. Further, States and RFMOs are encouraged to use these best practices in the development of or strengthening of national, regional or sub-regional human observer programs for purse seine vessels.