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Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported Fishing

Chapter VIII of the NAFO Conservation and Enforcement Measures refer to IUU activities and the establishment of an IUU List.

NAFO maintains two current NAFO IUU Vessel Lists, which are reviewed annually by the NAFO Standing Committee on International Control (STACTIC).

  • NAFO IUU Vessel List
  • Provisional NAFO IUU Vessel List

NAFO also shares information on Non-Contracting Party vessels sightings with other Regional Fishery Management Organizations.

  • IUU Vessel List
  • Provisional IUU Vessel List
  • Other RFMO IUU Lists
  • Non-NAFO Vessels

The NAFO IUU Vessel List includes the following vessels: 

Vessel Name (+known previous name)

Current Flag State (known prev. Flag State)

Radio Call Sign (RC)

IMO Number

Last Known Location

Alboran II1
(White Enterprise)

Unknown
(Panama, St. Kitts & Nevis)

Unknown

7306570

Gibraltar
(31 March 2009)

Eros Dos1
(Furabolos)

Unknown
(Panama, Seychelles)

Unknown

8604668

St. Eugenia de Ribeira, Spain
(05 March 2009)

Gorilero 1
(Gran Sol)

Unknown
(Sierra Leone, (Panama)

Unknown

6714919

La Coruna, Spain (September 2007)

Iannis I1

Unknown
(Panama)

Unknown

7332218

Indian Ocean (2007)

Labiko1
(Maine)

Unknown
(Guinea Conakry)

3XL2

7325746

NEAFC RA

(29 October 2007)

Murtosa1

Unknown
(Togo)

Unknown

7385174

Aveiro, Portugal
(since 2005)

Trinity1
(Yucutan Basin,
Enxembre, Fonte nova, Jawhara)

Unknown
(Ghana, Panama)

Unknown

7321374

Tema, Ghana
(September 2011)

1Vessel listed pursuant to Article 53.4.d of the NAFO CEM (from NEAFC IUU List B vessels listed pursuant to Article 44.6 of the NEAFC Scheme of Control and Enforcement.).  

 

Latest update October 2021.

In accordance with Article 52.2 of the NAFO Conservation and Enforcement Measures, the Provisional NAFO IUU Vessel List includes any vessels, including, NEAFC IUU List B vessels, that a Contracting Party objected to being incorporated into or deleted from the NAFO IUU Vessel List.

NAFO IUU Provisional List

Latest update October 2021.

NAFO Contracting Parties acknowledge the rights, duties and obligations of States whose vessels fish on the high seas as expressed in the Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries, the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 Relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, the FAO Agreement to Promote Compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas and general principles of international law, particularly the duty to have due regard to established fisheries.

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