Responsible tuna fishing as a guarantee of sustainable future

Control of Fishing Activities

The APR Standard provides a number of controls needed for tuna vessels to operate. These controls should include

  • Licenses and authorisations from flag states to fish.
  • Fishing licenses in third countries..
  • Control of activities by national authorities in three areas:
    • Registration of fishing activity in a logbook, including Electronic Diaries
    • Satellite control through a system of automatic transmission of geographic location approved by national authorities. (Vessel Monitoring System, VMS)
    • Control Centre that accredits VMS that operates 365 days a year and 24 hours a day


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