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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.
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  • Non-NAFO Vessels

The current NAFO IUU 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 (5 March 2009)

Gorilero 1
(Gran Sol)

Unknown
(Sierra Leone, (Panama)

Unknown

6714919

La Coruna, Spain (Sep 2007)

Iannis I1

Unknown
(Panama)

Unknown

7332218

Indian Ocean (2007)

Maine1

Guinea Conakry2

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 (Sep 2011)

1Vessel listed pursuant to Article 53.4.d of the NAFO CEM (NEAFC IUU-listed vessel).
2 The NAFO Secretariat received information in April 2016 from the Republic of Guinea, that the IUU vessel “Maine”, now known as “M/V LABIKO” was deleted from the Guinean Register of Ships on 1 October 2015. This information will be reviewed by STACTIC at the 2016 NAFO Annual Meeting.

Latest update April 2017.

Vessels listed as IUU by other RFMOs.

Note: the list below of other RFMO’s IUU vessels is for informational purposes only and these vessels are not considered IUU by NAFO unless specifically stated.

Vessel Name

IMO Number

Previous Name(s)

Current Flag (Previous Flag)

IUU-Listing Organization

Listing Date

Alboran II

7306570

White, Enterprise, Enxembre, Atalaya, Reda IV, Atalaya del Sur

Panama (St. Kitts & Nevis, Gibraltar)

NEAFC, NAFO, SEAFO

2009

Aldabra

7424891

Omoa 1

Tanzania (Honduras, Togo)

CCAMLR, SEAFO

2007

Amorinn

7036345

Lome, Noemi, Iceberg II

Unknown (Belize, Togo)

CCAMLR, SEAFO

2003

Baroon

9037537

Lana, Kinsho Maru No. 18, Triton-1, Zeus

Tanzania (Nigeria, Unknown, Japan, Sierra Leone, Togo, Mongolia)

CCAMLR, SEAFO

2007

Challenge

6622642

Mila, Isla, Montana Clara, Perseverance

Unknown (Panama, UK, Equatorial Guinea)

CCAMLR, SEAFO

2006

Eros Dos

8604668

Furabolos

Panama

NEAFC, NAFO, SEAFO

2009

Good Hope

7020126

Sea Ranger V, Toto

Nigeria (Belize)

CCAMLR, SEAFO

2007

Gorilero

6719419

Gran Sol

Unknown (Panama)

NEAFC, NAFO, SEAFO

2007

Heavy Sea

7322926

Sherpa Uno, Keta, Duero

Panama (Uruguay, Unknown, Panama)

CCAMLR, SEAFO

2004

Iannis I

7332218

Moana Mar, Canos de Meca

Unknown

NEAFC, NAFO, SEAFO

2007

Itziar II

6803961

Mare, Notre Dame, Golden Sun, Gold Dragon, Carmela, Seabull 22

Mali

CCAMLR, SEAFO

2003

Koosha 4

7905443

Eguzkia

Iran

CCAMLR, SEAFO

2011

Kunlun

7322897

Taishan, Chang Bai, Hongshui, Huang He 22, Sima Qian Baru 22, Dorita, Magnus, Thule, Eolo, Red Moon, Black Moon, Ina Maka, Galaxy, Corvus

Equatorial Guinea (Indonesia, Unknown, Tanzania, Uruguay, St Vincent & Grenadines, Equatorial Guinea, DPRK, Sierra Leone, Panama, DPRK)

CCAMLR, SEAFO

2003

Limpopo

7388267

Ross, Alos, Lena, Cap George, Conbaroya, Tercero

Unknown (Seychelles, Ghana, Togo)

CCAMLR, SEAFO

2003

Maine

7325746

Guinespa I, Maposa Noveno

Guinea Conakry2

NEAFC, NAFO, SEAFO

2007

Murtosa

7385174

Unknown (Portugal)

NEAFC, NAFO, SEAFO

2005

Perlon

5062479

Cherne, Sargo, Hoking, Lugalpesca, Bigaro

Unknown (Uruguay, Togo, Mongolia)

CCAMLR, SEAFO

2003

Ray

6607666

Killy, Tropic, Isla Graciosa, Constant

Belize (South Africa, Equatorial Guinea, Mongolia)

CCAMLR, SEAFO

2006 2012

Tchaw

6818930

Condor, Inca, Viking, Cisne Azul, Pescamex III, Arosa Cuarto, Rex

Togo (Belize, Seychelles, Togo, Unknown, Togo)

CCAMLR, SEAFO

2005

Trinity

7321374

Yucutan Basin, Enxembre, Fonte Nova, Jawhara, Ukola Corea

Unknown (Ghana, Panama, Gibraltar)

NEAFC, NAFO, SEAFO

2004

Viking

8713392

Octopus I, Berber, Snake, Octopus 1, Piscis, South Boy, Gale, Ulyses, Thor 33, Yin Peng, Chu Lim, The Bird, Pion

Libya (Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Unknown, Libya, Mongolia, Honduras, Unknown, DPRK)

CCAMLR, SEAFO

2004

Zemour 1

9319856

Songhua, Kadei, Yunnan, Nihewan, Huiguan, Wutaishan Anhui 44, Yangzi Hua 44, Paloma V, Jian Yuan, Trosky

Mauritania (Equatorial Guinea, Indonesia, Unknown, Tanzania, Uruguay, Namibia, Mongolia)

CCAMLR, SEAFO

2008

Zemour 2

9042001

Luampa, Yongding, Jiangfeng, Chengdu, Shaanxi Henan 33, Xiong Nu Baru 33, Liberty, Chilbo San 33, Hammer, Carran, Draco-1

Mauritania (Equatorial Guinea, Indonesia, Tanzania, Uruguay, Togo, DPRK, Panama, DPRK)

CCAMLR, SEAFO

2004


 


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