First vessels IUU listed by SIOFA
The Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement, one of the newest operational RFMOs, covering non-tuna species in the Indian Ocean, has adopted its first IUU vessel list.
Delegates to the Fifth Meeting of the Parties, held in Thailand in June 2018, agreed to the proposed listing of the Comoros flagged fishing vessels DIEGO STAR 2 and DIEGO STAR 3, both of which fished in the SIOFA area without being on the Record of Authorised Vessels.
Meanwhile, GFCM, the Mediterranean non-tuna RFMO, has just agreed its second direct IUU listing (ie. listing not following another RFMO). The Egyptian flagged fishing vessel AL'AMIR MUHAMMAD was listed for IUU fishing in the Staits of Sicily.
Full details on all three vessels can be found on the Combined IUU List.