6.2.2020   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

LI 34/1


COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2020/124

of 15 October 2019

supplementing Regulation (EU) 2019/833 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down conservation and enforcement measures applicable in the Regulatory Area of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2019/833 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2019 laying down conservation and enforcement measures applicable in the Regulatory Area of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation, amending Regulation (EU) 2016/1627 and repealing Council Regulations (EC) No 2115/2005 and (EC) No 1386/2007 (1), and in particular Article 50(1)thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The Union is party to the Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries (‘the NAFO Convention’), approved by Council Regulation (EEC) No 3179/78 (2).

(2)

An amendment to the NAFO Convention was adopted on 28 September 2007 and approved by Council Decision 2010/717/EU (3).

(3)

The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) adopts decisions for the conservation of fisheries resources under its purview. Those acts are addressed to the Contracting Parties of the NAFO Convention and include obligations for the operators. Upon their entry into force, the NAFO conservation and enforcement measures are binding on all NAFO Contracting Parties, including the Union. They are to be incorporated in Union law to the extent to which they are not already provided for by that law.

(4)

The European Parliament and the Council adopted Regulation (EU) 2019/833 in order to incorporate the NAFO conservation and enforcement measures in Union law.

(5)

Article 50 of Regulation (EU) 2019/833 requires the Commission to adopt delegated acts supplementing that Regulation with certain provisions of and Annexes to the NAFO conservation and enforcement measures,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The provisions of the conservation and enforcement measures of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation and the Annexes thereto, as referred to in the Annex to Regulation (EU) 2019/833, are set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the third day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 15 October 2019.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 141, 28.5.2019, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 378, 30.12.1978, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 321, 7.12.2010, p. 1.


ANNEX

1.   TABLE 4 OF THE NAFO CONSERVATION AND ENFORCEMENT MEASURES (‘CEM’), AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 3(17) AND ARTICLE 17 OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Boundary Points Delineating the Eastern Side of the Footprint

Coordinate No

Latitude

Longitude

Coordinate No

Latitude

Longitude

1

48°17'39''N

EEZ boundary (1)

26

46°26'32''N

46°58'53''W

2

48°16'51''N

47°25'37''W

27

46°27'40''N

47°12'01''W

3

48°19'15''N

46°53'48''W

28

46°04'15''N

47°09'10''W

4

48°29'21''N

46°21'17''W

29

46°04'53''N

47°31'01''W

5

48°32'43''N

46°08'04''W

30

45°48'17''N

47°37'16''W

6

48°48'10''N

45°37'59''W

31

45°33'14''N

47°52'41''W

7

48°59'54''N

45°17'46''W

32

45°27'14''N

48°10'15''W

8

49°02'20''N

44°53'17''W

33

45°16'17''N

48°26'50''W

9

48°56'46''N

44°33'18''W

34

44°54'01''N

48°43'58''W

10

48°33'53''N

44°10'25''W

35

44°33'10''N

48°50'25''W

11

48°08'29''N

43°57'28''W

36

44°09'57''N

48°48'49''W

12

47°42'00''N

43°36'44''W

37

43°50'44''N

48°52'49''W

13

47°12'44''N

43°28'36''W

38

43°34'34''N

48°50'12''W

14

46°57'14''N

43°26'15''W

39

43°23'13''N

49°03'57''W

15

46°46'02''N

43°45'27''W

40

43°03'48''N

48°55'23''W

16

46°38'10''N

44°03'37''W

41

42°54'42''N

49°14'26''W

17

46°27'43''N

44°20'38''W

42

42°48'18''N

49°32'51''W

18

46°24'41''N

44°36'01''W

43

42°39'49''N

49°58'46''W

19

46°19'28''N

45°16'34''W

44

42°37'54''N

50°28'04''W

20

46°08'16''N

45°33'27''W

45

42°40'57''N

50°53'36''W

21

46°07'13''N

45°57'44''W

46

42°51'48''N

51°10'09''W

22

46°15'06''N

46°14'21''W

47

42°45'59''N

51°31'58''W

23

45°54'33''N

46°24'03''W

48

42°51'06''N

51°41'50''W

24

45°59'36''N

46°45'33''W

49

43°03'56''N

51°48'21''W

25

46°09'58''N

46°58'53''W

50

43°22'12''N

EEZ boundary (2)

2.   FIGURE 2 OF THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 3(17) AND ARTICLE 17 OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Image 1

3.   PART VI OF ANNEX I.E TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 3(21), ARTICLE 21(2) AND ARTICLE 27(11)(A)(I) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

List of VME Indicator Species

Benthic Invertebrate VME Indicator Species

 

 

Common name of taxonomic group

Known Taxon

Family

Phyllum

Large-sized sponges (SPO)

 

 

Porifera

Iophon piceum (WJP)

Acarnidae

Stelletta normani

Ancorinidae

Stelletta sp. (WSX)

Ancorinidae

Stryphnus ponderosus

Ancorinidae

Axinella sp.

Axinellidae

Phakellia sp.

Axinellidae

Esperiopsis villosa (ZEW)

Esperiopsidae

Geodia barretti

Geodiidae

Geodia macandrewii

Geodiidae

Geodia phlegraei

Geodiidae

Mycale (Mycale) lingua (YHL)

Mycalidae

Thenea muricata

Pachastrellidae

Polymastia spp. (ZPY)

Polymastiidae

Weberella bursa

Polymastiidae

Weberella sp. (ZWB)

Polymastiidae

Asconema foliatum (ZBA)

Rossellidae

Craniella cranium

Tetillidae

 

 

 

 

Stony corals (CSS) (known seamount species may not occur in abundance in the NRA)

Lophelia pertusa (LWS)

Caryophylliidae

Cnidaria

Solenosmilia variabilis (RZT)

Caryophylliidae

Enallopsammia rostrata (FEY)

Dendrophylliidae

Madrepora oculata (MVI)

Oculinidae

 

 

 

 

Small gorgonian corals (GGW)

Anthothela grandiflora (WAG)

Anthothelidae

Cnidaria

Chrysogorgia sp. (FHX)

Chrysogorgiidae

Radicipes gracilis (CZN)

Chrysogorgiidae

Metallogorgia melanotrichos

Chrysogorgiidae

Acanella arbuscula

Isididae

Acanella eburnea

Isididae

Swiftia sp.

Plexauridae

Narella laxa

Primnoidae

 

 

 

 

Large gorgonian corals (GGW)

Acanthogorgia armata (AZC)

Acanthogorgiidae

Cnidaria

Iridogorgia sp.

Chrysogorgiidae

Corallium bathyrubrum

Coralliidae

Corallium bayeri

Coralliidae

Keratoisis ornata (KRY)

Isididae

Keratoisis sp.

Isididae

Lepidisis sp. (QFX)

Isididae

Paragorgia arborea (BFU)

Paragorgiidae

Paragorgia johnsoni (BFV)

Paragorgiidae

Paramuricea grandis

Plexauridae

Paramuricea placomus

Plexauridae

Paramuricea spp. (PZL)

Plexauridae

Placogorgia sp.

Plexauridae

Placogorgia terceira

Plexauridae

Calyptrophora sp.

Primnoidae

Parastenella atlantica

Primnoidae

Primnoa resedaeformis (QOE)

Primnoidae

Thouarella grasshoffi

Primnoidae

 

 

 

 

 


Sea pens (NTW)

Anthoptilum grandiflorum

Anthoptilidae

Cnidaria

Funiculina quadrangularis (FQJ)

Funiculinidae

Halipteris cf. christii

Halipteridae

Halipteris finmarchica (HFM)

Halipteridae

Halipteris sp. (ZHX)

Halipteridae

Kophobelemnon stelliferum (KVF)

Kophobelemnidae

Pennatula aculeata (QAC)

Pennatulidae

Pennatula grandis

Pennatulidae

Pennatula sp.

Pennatulidae

Distichoptilum gracile (WDG)

Protoptilidae

Protoptilum sp.

Protoptilidae

Umbellula lindahli

Umbellulidae

Virgularia cf. mirabilis

Virgulariidae

 

 

 

 

Tube-dwelling anemones

Pachycerianthus borealis (WQB)

Cerianthidae

Cnidaria

 

 

 

 

Erect bryozoans (BZN)

Eucratea loricata (WEL)

Eucrateidae

Bryozoa

 

 

 

 

Sea lilies (Crinoids) (CWD)

Trichometra cubensis

Antedonidae

Echinodermata

Conocrinus lofotensis (WCF)

Bourgueticrinidae

Gephyrocrinus grimaldii

Hyocrinidae

 

 

 

 

Sea squirts (SSX)

Boltenia ovifera (WBO)

Pyuridae

Chordata

Halocynthia aurantium

Pyuridae

4.   PART VII OF ANNEX I.E TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 3(29) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

List of Physical VME Indicator Elements

Physical VME indicator elements

Seamounts

Fogo Seamounts (Div. 3O, 4Vs)

Newfoundland Seamounts (Div. 3MN)

Corner Rise Seamounts (Div. 6GH)

New England Seamounts (Div. 6EF)

Canyons

Shelf-indenting canyon; Tail of the Grand Bank (Div. 3N)

Canyons with head > 400 m depth; South of Flemish Cap and Tail of the Grand Bank (Div. 3MN)

Canyons with heads > 200 m depth; Tail of the Grand Bank (Div. 3O)

Knolls

Orphan Knoll (Div. 3K)

Beothuk Knoll (Div. 3LMN)

Southeast Shoal

Tail of the Grand Bank Spawning grounds (Div. 3N)

Steep flanks > 6.4°

South and Southeast of Flemish Cap. (Div. 3LM)

5.   FORMAT PRESCRIBED IN ANNEX II.C TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 4(2)(A) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Vessel Notification and Authorization

(1)   Format for register of vessels

Data Element

Code

Mandatory/Optional

Remarks

Start record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination, ‘XNW’ for NAFO Secretariat

From

FR

M

Message detail; ISO-3 code of the transmitting Member State

Record Number

RN

M

Message detail; message serial number in current year

Record Date

RD

M

Message detail; date of transmission

Record Time

RT

M

Message detail; time of transmission

Type of Message

TM

M

Message detail; message type, ‘NOT’ as Notification of vessels that may conduct fishing activities in NAFO RA

Vessel Name

NA

M

Name of the vessel

Radio Call Sign

RC

M

International radio call sign of the vessel

Flag State

FS

M

State where the vessel is registered

Internal Reference Number

IR

O (3)

Unique Member State vessel number as ISO-3 flag State code followed by number

External Registration Number

XR

M

The side number of the vessel

Vessel IMO Number

IM

M

IMO number

Port Name

PO

M

Port of registration or home port

Vessel Owner

VO

M (4)

Registered owner and address

Vessel Charterer

VC

M (4)

Responsible for using the vessel

Vessel Type

TP

M

FAO vessel code (Annex II.I)

Vessel Gear

GE

O

FAO statistical classification of fishing gear (Annex II.J)

Vessel Tonnage

measurement method

tonnage

VT

M

Vessel tonnage capacity in pairs as needed

‘OC’ = ‘OSLO’ Convention 1947, ‘LC’‘London’ Convention ICTM-69

Total capacity in metric tons

Vessel length

measurement method

length

VL

M

Length in meters in pairs as needed

‘OA’ = overall;

length in meters

Vessel Power

measurement method

power

VP

M

Engine power in pairs as needed in ‘KW’

PE = propulsion engine

AE= Auxiliary summary engines

Total installed engine power in vessel measured in ‘KW’

End of record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of the record

(2)   Format for withdrawal of vessels from the register

Data Element

Code

Mandatory/Optional

Remarks

Start record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination, ‘XNW’ for NAFO Secretariat

From

FR

M

Message detail; ISO-3 code of the transmitting Member State

Record Number

RN

M

Message detail; message serial number in current year

Record Date

RD

M

Message detail; date of transmission

Record Time

RT

M

Message detail; time of transmission

Type of Message

TM

M

Message detail; message type, ‘WIT’ as Withdrawal of notified vessels

Vessel Name

NA

M

Name of the vessel

Radio Call Sign

RC

M

International radio call sign of the vessel

Internal Reference Number

IR

O

Unique Member State vessel number as ISO-3 flag State code followed by number, if exists

External Registration Number

XR

M

The side number of the vessel

Vessel IMO Number

IM

M

IMO number

Start Date

SD

M

The first date as from which the withdrawal takes effect

End of record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of the record

(3)   Format for authorization to conduct fishing activities

Data Element

Code

Mandatory/Optional

Remarks

Start record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination, ‘XNW’ for NAFO Secretariat

From

FR

M

Message detail; ISO-3 code of the transmitting Member State

Record Number

RN

M

Message detail; message serial number in current year

Record Date

RD

M

Message detail; date of transmission

Record Time

RT

M

Message detail; time of transmission

Type of Message

TM

M

Message detail; message type, ‘AUT’ as Authorization of vessels to conduct fishing activities in the NAFO RA

Vessel Name

NA

M

Name of the vessel

Radio Call Sign

RC

M

International radio call sign of the vessel

Internal reference Number

IR

O

Unique Member State vessel number as ISO-3 flag State code followed by number, if exists

External registration Number

XR

M

The side number of the vessel

Vessel IMO Number

IM

M

IMO number

Start Date

SD

M

License detail; date as from which the Authorization takes effect

End date

ED

O

License detail: Date on which the authorization go to the end. Maximum time validity is 12 months.

Targeted species and Area

TA

M (5)

License detail; species and area allowed for directed fishery. Regulated species of Annex I.A or I.B of the CEM must refer to the stock specification. For unregulated species use Sub Area or division or ‘ANY’. Allow for several pairs of fields. e.g. //TA/GHL 3LMNO COD 3M RED 3LN RED 3M HER ANY//

End of record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of the record

(4)   Format to suspend the authorization to conduct fishing activities

Data Element

Code

Mandatory/ Optional

Remarks

Start record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination, ‘XNW’ for NAFO Secretariat

From

FR

M

Message detail; ISO-3 code of the transmitting Member State

Record Number

RN

M

Message detail; message serial number in current year

Record Date

RD

M

Message detail; date of transmission

Record Time

RT

M

Message detail; time of transmission

Type of Message

TM

M

Message detail; message type, ‘SUS’ as Suspension of authorized vessels

Vessel Name

NA

M

Name of the vessel

Radio Call Sign

RC

M

International radio call sign of the vessel

Internal Reference Number

IR

O

Unique Member State vessel number as ISO-3 flag State code followed by number, if exists

External Registration Number

XR

M

The side number of the vessel

Vessel IMO Number

IM

M

IMO number

Start Date

SD

M

License detail; date as from which the Suspension takes effect

End of record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of the record

6.   TABLE 1 AND FIGURE 1(1) OF THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 9(1) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Boundary points delineating the portion of Division 3L that is included in Division 3M for the management of shrimp

Coordinate No

Latitude

Longitude

1

47°20'0 N

46°40'0 W

2

47°20'0 N

46°30'0 W

3

46°00'0 N

46°30'0 W

4

46°00'0 N

46°40'0 W

3L 200 meter depth restriction line, portion of 3L considered 3M, and 3M closed area

Image 2

7.   TABLE 2 AND FIGURE 1(2) OF THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 9(4) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Boundary points delineating the shrimp closure area

Coordinate No

Latitude

Longitude

1 (same as No 7)

47°55'0 N

45°00'0 W

2

47°30'0 N

44°15'0 W

3

46°55'0 N

44°15'0 W

4

46°35'0 N

44°30'0 W

5

46°35'0 N

45°40'0 W

6

47°30'0 N

45°40'0 W

7 (same as No 1)

47°55'0 N

45°00'0 W

3L 200 meter depth restriction line, portion of 3L considered 3M, and 3M closed area

Image 3

8.   TABLE 3 AND FIGURE 1(3) OF THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 9(5) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Boundary points delineating 200 m bathymetric curve

Coordinate No

Latitude

Longitude

1

46°00'00” N

47°49'00” W

2

46°25'00” N

47°27'00” W

3

46°42'00” N

47°25'00” W

4

46°48'00” N

47°25'50” W

5

47°16'50” N

47°43'50” W

3L 200 meter depth restriction line, portion of 3L considered 3M, and 3M closed area

Image 4

9.   FORMAT PRESCRIBED IN ANNEX IV.C OF THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 10(1)(E), ARTICLE 27(3)(C) AND ARTICLE 39(16) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Report on port State control inspection (PSC-3)

(please use black ink)

A. INSPECTION REFERENCE.

Inspection report number:

 

Landing

Yes

No

Transhipment

Yes

No

Other reason for port entry

 

 

 

 

 

Port State

Port of landing or transhipment

 

 

Vessel name

Flag State

IMO Number 1

International Radio call sign

 

 

 

 

Landing/transhipment Start Date

Landing/transhipment Start Time (UTC)

 

 

Landing/transhipment End Date

Landing/transhipment End Time (UTC)

 

 

Vessel master’s name:

Vessel master’s nationality:

Vessel’s owner/operator:

Certificate of Registry ID:

 

 

 

 

VMS:

Port of registry:

Fishing master's name:

Fishing master's nationality:

 

 

 

 

Vessel’s beneficial owner 2:

Vessel’s agent:

Vessel Type:

 

 

 

 

 

Last port of call:

 

Date:

 

B. INSPECTION DETAILS

Name of donor vessel 3

IMO Number 1

Radio call sign

Flag State

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B1. CATCH RECORDED IN THE LOGBOOK

Species 4

Area of catch

Declared live weight kg

Conversion factor used

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


B2. FISH LANDED OR TRANSHIPPED*

* In case where a vessel has engaged in transhipment operations a separate form shall be used for each donor vessel.

Species4

Product5

Area of catch

Product weight landed in kg

Conversion factor

Equivalent live weight kg

Diff (kg) between live weight declared in the logbook and the live weight landed

Diff (%) between live weight declared in the logbook and the live weight landed

Diff (kg) between Product weight landed and PSC 1/2

Diff (%) between Product weight landed and PSC 1/2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relevant transhipment authorization:

B3. INFORMATION ABOUT LANDINGS AUTHORIzED WITHOUT CONFIRMATION FROM THE FLAG STATE

Ref. NEAFC art. 23.2/NAFO art. 43.7

Name of Storage:

 

Name of Competent Authorities:

 

Deadline for receiving Confirmation:

 

B4. FISH RETAINED ON BOARD

Species4

Product5

Area of catch

Product weight in kg

Conversion factor

Live weight kg

Diff. (kg) between product weight on board and PSC 1/2

Diff. (%) between product weight on board and PSC 1/2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. RESULTS OF INSPECTION

C1. GENERAL

Inspection Start Date:

 

Inspection Start Time (UTC):

 

Inspection End Date:

 

Inspection End Time (UTC):

 

Status in other RFMO areas where fishing activities have been undertaken, including any IUU vessel listing

RFMO

Vessel identifier

Flag State status

Vessel on authorized vessel list

Vessel on IUU vessel list

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:


C2. GEAR INSPECTION IN PORT

A. General data

Number of gear inspected

 

Date gear inspection

 

Has the vessel been cited?

Yes

 

No

 

If yes, complete the full ‘verification of inspection in port form.

If no, complete the form with the exception of the NAFO seal details

B. Otter Trawl details

NAFO Seal number

 

Is seal undamaged?

Yes

 

No

 

Gear type

 

Attachments

 

Grate Bar Spacing (mm).

 

Mesh type

 

Average mesh sizes (mm)

Trawl part

 

Wings

 

Body

 

Lengthening Piece

 

Codend

 

D. OBSERVATIONS BY THE MASTER:

I, … the undersigned, Master of the vessel … hereby confirm that a copy of this report have been delivered to me on this date. My signature does not constitute acceptance of any part of the contents of this report, except my own observations, if any.

Signature: ______________________________________ Date : ____________

E. INFRINGEMENTS AND FOLLOW-UP

E.1 NAFO

E.1 At-Sea Inspection

Infringements resulting from Inspections inside NAFO R.A.

Inspection Party

Date of inspection

Division

NAFO CEM infringement legal reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.1 B Port Inspection Infringements results

(a) - Confirmation of Infringements found at-sea inspection

NAFO CEM infringement legal reference

National Infringement legal reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b) - Infringements found at-sea inspection and not possible to be confirmed during the Port Inspection.

Comments :

(c) - Additional infringements found during the Port Inspection

NAFO CEM infringement legal reference

National Infringement legal reference

 

 

 

 

 

 

E2. NEAFC INFRIGEMENT NOTED

Article

NEAFC provision(s) violated and summary of pertinent facts

 

 

Inspector’s observations:

Action taken:

Inspecting authority/agency:

 

Inspectors Name

Inspectors signature

Date and place

 

 

 

F. DISTRIBUTION

Copy to flag State

Copy to NEAFC Secretary

Copy to NAFO Executive Secretary

 

 

 

1.

Fishing vessels not assigned an IMO number shall provide their external registration number.

2.

If known and if different from vessel’s owner.

3.

In case where a vessel has engaged in transhipment operations, a separate form shall be used for each donor vessel.

4.

FAO Species Codes —NEAFC Annex V — NAFO Annex I.C.

5.

Product presentations —NEAFC Appendix 1 to Annex IV — NAFO Annex II.K.

10.   ANNEX III.A TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 13(1) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Mesh Measurements and Gauges

(1)   Description of mesh gauges

(a)

A mesh gauge to be used for determining mesh sizes shall be 2 mm thick, flat, of durable material and non-deformable. It shall be designed either as a number of parallel-edged sides connected by tapering edges with a taper of 1:8 on each side or only tapering edges with the taper defined above. The mesh gauge shall have a hole at the narrowest extremity.

(b)

The face of the mesh gauge shall be inscribed with the width in millimetres both on the parallel-sided section, if this design is used and on the tapering section. In the case of the latter, the width shall be inscribed for every interval of 1mm and the width shall be indicated at regular intervals.

(2)   Use of the mesh gauge

(a)

The net shall be kept stretched so that the meshes are stretched in the direction of the long diagonal.

(b)

The tapered end of the mesh gauge described in point 1 shall be inserted into the mesh opening in a direction perpendicular to the netting along the long axis of the net.

(c)

The gauge shall be inserted into the mesh opening either manually or using a weight until the mesh gauge is stopped by the resistance of the mesh at the tapering edges.

(3)   Selection of meshes for measuring

(a)

The meshes to be measured shall form a series of 20 consecutive meshes selected in the direction of the long axis of the net.

(b)

Meshes positioned less than 50 cm from lacings, ropes and codlines shall not be measured. This distance shall be measured perpendicular to the lacings, the ropes or the codline with the net stretched in the direction of measuring. Any mesh that has been mended or torn or to which attachments to the net are fixed shall not be measured.

(c)

By way of derogation from 3(a), the meshes to be measured need not be consecutive if this is prevented by the application of 3(b).

(d)

Nets shall be measured only when wet and non-frozen.

(4)   Sizes of individual meshes

(a)

The size of a mesh shall be equal to the width of the gauge inscribed at the point where the gauge is stopped when used in accordance with point 2.

(b)

The sides of a mesh shall be accepted as being of the same length if, when measured, the two knots that keep the mesh together in the lateral direction appear to be off the centre of the mesh gauging device.

(5)   Determination of the mesh size of a net

(a)

The mesh size of a net shall be expressed in mm as the average of the sizes of the total number of meshes selected and measured according to points 3 and 4. The average value shall be rounded up to the next full number of millimetres.

(b)

The total number of meshes to be measured is specified in point 6.

(6)   Mesh gauging procedure

(a)

Only meshes which have 4 sides, equally long, of the same material, and 4 permanent joints or knots are permitted.

(b)

Mesh size shall be calculated by averaging:

in respect of the codend of a net, including any lengthener(s), the measurements, in millimetres, of any 20 consecutive meshes running parallel to the long axis of the codend, beginning at the after end of the codend, and at least 10 meshes from the lacings, and

in respect of any part of a net, the measurements, in millimetres, of any 20 consecutive meshes that are at least 10 meshes from the lacings.

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11.   ANNEX I.C OF THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO ARTICLE 13(2)(D) , ARTICLE 24(1)(B) AND ARTICLE 25(6) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

List of Species

Common English Name

Scientific Name

3-Alpha Code

Groundfish

Atlantic Cod

Gadus morhua

COD

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

HAD

Atlantic redfishes

Sebastes sp.

RED

Golden redfish

Sebastes marinus

REG

Beaked redfish (deepwater)

Sebastes mentella

REB

Acadian redfish

Sebastes fasciatus

REN

Silver hake

Merluccius bilinearis

HKS

Red hake (*1)

Urophycis chuss

HKR

Pollock (=Saithe)

Pollachius virens

POK

American plaice

Hippoglossoides platessoides

PLA

Witch flounder

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

WIT

Yellowtail flounder

Limanda ferruginea

YEL

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

GHL

Atlantic halibut

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

HAL

Winter flounder

Pseudopleuronectes americanus

FLW

Summer flounder

Paralichthys dentatus

FLS

Windowpane flounder

Scophthalmus aquosus

FLD

Flatfishes (NS)

Pleuronectiformes

FLX

American angler (=Goosefish)

Lophius americanus

ANG

Atlantic searobins

Prionotus sp.

SRA

Atlantic tomcod

Microgadus tomcod

TOM

Blue antimora

Antimora rostrata

ANT

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

WHB

Cunner

Tautogolabrus adspersus

CUN

Cusk (=Tusk)

Brosme brosme

USK

Greenland cod

Gadus ogac

GRC

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

BLI

Ling

Molva molva

LIN

Lumpfish =(Lumpsucker)

Cyclopterus lumpus

LUM

Northern kingfish

Menticirrhus saxatilis

KGF

Northern puffer

Sphoeroides maculatus

PUF

Eelpouts (NS)

Lycodes sp.

ELZ

Ocean pout

Macrozoarces americanus

OPT

Polar cod

Boreogadus saida

POC

Roundnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides rupestris

RNG

Roughhead grenadier

Macrourus berglax

RHG

Sandeels (=Sand Lances)

Ammodytes sp.

SAN

Sculpins

Myoxocephalus sp.

SCU

Scup

Stenotomus chrysops

SCP

Tautog

Tautoga onitis

TAU

Tilefish

Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps

TIL

White hake (*1)

Urophycis tenuis

HKW

Longfin hake

Urophycis chesteri

GPE

Threebeard rockling

Gaidropsarus ensis

GDE

Wolffishes (NS)

Anarhichas sp.

CAT

Atlantic wolffish

Anarhichas lupus

CAA

Spotted wolffish

Anarhichas minor

CAS

Northern wolffish

Anarhichas denticulatus

CAB

Groundfish (NS)

 

GRO

Pelagics

Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

HER

Atlantic mackerel

Scomber scombrus

MAC

Atlantic butterfish

Peprilus triacanthus

BUT

Atlantic menhaden

Brevoortia tyrannus

MHA

Atlantic saury

Scomberesox saurus

SAU

Bay anchovy

Anchoa mitchilli

ANB

Bluefish

Pomatomus saltatrix

BLU

Crevalle jack

Caranx hippos

CVJ

Frigate tuna

Auxis thazard

FRI

King mackerel

Scomberomorus cavalla

KGM

Atlantic Spanish mackerel

Scomberomorus maculates

SSM

Sailfish

Istiophorus albicans

SAI

White marlin

Tetrapturus albidus

WHM

Blue marlin

Makaira nigricans

BUM

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

SWO

Albacore tuna

Thunnus alalunga

ALB

Atlantic bonito

Sarda sarda

BON

Little tunny

Euthynnus alletteratus

LTA

Bigeye tunny

Thunnus obesus

BET

Northern bluefin tuna

Thunnus thynnus

BFT

Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

SKJ

Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

YFT

Tunas (NS)

Scombridae

TUN

Pelagic fish (NS)

 

PEL

Other Fish

Alewife

Alosa pseudoharengus

ALE

Amberjacks

Seriola sp.

AMX

American conger

Conger oceanicus

COA

American eel

Anguilla rostrata

ELA

Atlantic hagfish

Myxine glutinosa

MYG

American shad

Alosa sapidissima

SHA

Argentines (NS)

Argentina sp.

ARG

Atlantic croaker

Micropogonias undulatus

CKA

Atlantic needlefish

Strongylura marina

NFA

Atlantic salmon

Salmo salar

SAL

Atlantic silverside

Menidia menidia

SSA

Atlantic thread herring

Opisthonema oglinum

THA

Baird’s slickhead

Alepocephalus bairdii

ALC

Black drum

Pogonias cromis

BDM

Black seabass

Centropristis striata

BSB

Blueback herring

Alosa aestivalis

BBH

Capelin

Mallotus villosus

CAP

Chars (NS)

Salvelinus sp.

CHR

Cobia

Rachycentron canadum

CBA

Common (Florida) pompano

Trachinotus carolinus

POM

Gizzard shad

Dorosoma cepedianum

SHG

Grunts (NS)

Pomadasyidae

GRX

Hickory shad

Alosa mediocris

SHH

Lanternfish

Notoscopelus sp.

LAX

Mullets (NS)

Mugilidae

MUL

North atlantic harvestfish

Peprilus alepidotus (=paru)

HVF

Pigfish

Orthopristis chrysoptera

PIG

Rainbow smelt

Osmerus mordax

SMR

Red drum

Sciaenops ocellatus

RDM

Red porgy

Pagrus pagrus

RPG

Rough scad

Trachurus lathami

RSC

Sand perch

Diplectrum formosum

PES

Sheepshead

Archosargus probatocephalus

SPH

Spot croaker

Leiostomus xanthurus

SPT

Spotted weakfish

Cynoscion nebulosus

SWF

Squeteague (Gray Weakfish)

Cynoscion regalis

STG

Striped bass

Morone saxatilis

STB

Sturgeons (NS)

Acipenseridae

STU

Tarpon

Tarpon (=megalops) atlanticus

TAR

Trouts (NS)

Salmo sp.

TRO

White perch

Morone americana

PEW

Alfonsinos (NS)

Beryx sp.

ALF

Spiny (=picked) dogfish

Squalus acantias

DGS

Dogfishes (NS)

Squalidae

DGX

Sand Tiger shark

Odontaspis taurus

CCT

Porbeagle

Lamna nasus

POR

Shortfin mako shark

Isurus oxyrinchus

SMA

Dusky shark

Carcharhinus obscurus

DUS

Great Blue shark

Prionace glauca

BSH

Large sharks (NS)

Squaliformes

SHX

Atlantic Sharpnose shark

Rhizoprionodon terraenova

RHT

Black Dogfish

Centroscyllium fabricii

CFB

Boreal (Greenland) shark

Somniosus microcephalus

GSK

Basking shark

Cetorhinus maximus

BSK

Skates (NS)

Raja sp.

SKA

Little skate

Leucoraja erinacea

RJD

Arctic skate

Amblyraja hyperborea

RJG

Barndoor skate

Dipturus laevis

RJL

Winter skate

Leucoraja ocellata

RJT

Thorny skate (Starry Ray)

Amblyraja radiata

RJR

Smooth skate

Malacoraja senta

RJS

Spinytail skate (Spinetail Ray)

Bathyraja spinicauda

RJQ

Finfishes (NS)

 

FIN

Invertebrates

Long-finned squid (Loligo)

Loligo pealeii

SQL

Short-finned squid (Illex)

Illex illecebrosus

SQI

Squids (NS)

Loliginidae, Ommastrephidae

SQU

Atlantic razor clam

Ensis directus

CLR

Hard clam

Mercenaria mercenaria

CLH

Ocean quahog

Arctica islandica

CLQ

Soft clam

Mya arenaria

CLS

Surf clam

Spisula solidissima

CLB

Stimpson’s surf clam

Spisula polynyma

CLT

Clams (NS)

Prionodesmacea, Teleodesmacea

CLX

Bay scallop

Argopecten irradians

SCB

Calico scallop

Argopecten gibbus

SCC

Iceland scallop

Chlamys islandica

ISC

Sea scallop

Placopecten magellanicus

SCA

Scallops (NS)

Pectinidae

SCX

American cupped oyster

Crassostrea virginica

OYA

Blue mussel

Mytilus edulis

MUS

Whelks (NS)

Busycon sp.

WHX

Periwinkles (NS)

Littorina sp.

PER

Marine molluscs (NS)

Mollusca

MOL

Atlantic rock crab

Cancer irroratus

CRK

Blue crab

Callinectes sapidus

CRB

Green crab

Carcinus maenas

CRG

Jonah crab

Cancer borealis

CRJ

Queen crab

Chionoecetes opilio

CRQ

Red crab

Geryon quinquedens

CRR

Stone king crab

Lithodes maja

KCT

Marine crabs (NS)

Reptantia

CRA

American lobster

Homarus americanus

LBA

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

PRA

Aesop shrimp

Pandalus montagui

AES

Penaeus shrimps (NS)

Penaeus sp.

PEN

Pink (=Pandalid) shrimps

Pandalus sp.

PAN

Marine crustaceans (NS)

Crustacea

CRU

Sea-urchin

Strongylocentrotus sp.

URC

Marine worms (NS)

Polychaeta

WOR

Horseshoe crab

Limulus polyphemus

HSC

Marine invertebrates (NS)

Invertebrata

INV

12.   ANNEX III.B TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 14(2) AND (3) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Authorized Topside Chafers/Shrimp Toggle Chains

(1)   ICNAF-type topside chafer

The ICNAF-type topside chafer is a rectangular piece of netting to be attached to the upper side of the codend of the trawl net to reduce and prevent damage so long as such netting conforms to the following conditions:

(a)

this netting shall have a mesh size not less than that specified for the codend in Article 13 of the CEM;

(b)

this netting may be fastened to the codend only along the forward and lateral edges of the netting and at no other place in it, and shall be fastened in such a manner that it extends forward of the splitting strap no more than four meshes and ends not less than four meshes in front of the cod line mesh; where a splitting strap is not used, the netting shall not extend to more than one-third of the codend measured from not less than four meshes in front of the cod line mesh;

(c)

the width of this netting shall be at least one and a half times the width of the area of the codend which is covered, such widths to be measured at right angles to the long axis of the codend.

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(2)   Multiple flap-type topside chafer

The multiple flap-type topside chafer is defined as pieces of netting having in all their parts meshes the size of which, whether the pieces of netting are wet or dry, is not less than that of the codend, provided that:

(i)

each piece of netting

(a)

is fastened by its forward edge only across the codened at right angles to its long axis;

(b)

is of a width of at least the width of the codend (such width being measured at right angles to the long axis of the codend at the point of attachment); and

(c)

is not more than ten meshes long; and

(ii)

the aggregate length of all the pieces of netting so attached does not exceed two-thirds of the length of the codend.

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(3)   Shrimp Trawl — Codend Strengthening Bag, for vessels directing for shrimp in the NRA

A strengthening bag is defined as an outer covering of netting that can be used on a shrimp trawl to protect and provide strength to the codend of the shrimp trawl.

(a)

Vessels shall not use a strengthening bag of which the mesh size is less than 130 millimetres.

(b)

The strengthening bag shall not extend forward of the sorting grids or grates or obstruct the sorting grids or grates in any way.

(c)

A strengthening bag shall not be attached in any way that restricts the authorized mesh or obstructs the mesh opening.

(d)

Vessels shall not use a strengthening bag with any other top-side chafers simultaneously.

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Shrimp Toggle Chains

Toggle chains are chains, ropes, or a combination of both, which attach the footrope to the fishing line or bolchline at varying intervals.

The terms ‘fishing line’ and ‘bolchline’ are interchangeable. Some vessels use one line only; others use both a fishing line and a bolchline as shown in the sketch.

The toggle chain length should be measured from the centre of the chain or wire running through the footrope (centre of footrope) to the underside of the fishing line.

The attached sketch shows how to measure the toggle and chain length.

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13.   ANNEX I.D TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 16(1) AND (2) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Minimum Fish Size  (*2)

Species

Gilled and gutted fish whether or not skinned;

fresh or chilled, frozen, or salted.

Whole

Head Off

Head and Tail Off

Head Off and Split

Atlantic Cod

41 cm

27 cm

22 cm

27/25 cm (*3)

Greenland halibut

30 cm

N/A

N/A

N/A

American plaice

25 cm

19 cm

15 cm

N/A

Yellowtail flounder

25 cm

19 cm

15 cm

N/A

14.   FIGURE 3 OF THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 18(1) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

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15.   TABLE 5 OF THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 18(1) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Boundary Points Delineating the Seamount Closures in the NAFO Regulatory Area

Description

Coordinate No

Latitude

Longitude

Fogo Seamounts 1

1

42°31’33”N

53°23’17”W

2

42°31’33”N

52°33’37”W

3

41°55’48”N

53°23’17”W

4

41°55’48”N

52°33’37”W

Fogo Seamounts 2

1

41°07’22”N

52°27’49”W

2

41°07’22”N

51°38’10”W

3

40°31’37”N

52°27’49”W

4

40°31’37”N

51°38’10”W

Orphan Knoll

1

50°00’30”N

45°00’30”W

2

51°00’30”N

45°00’30”W

3

51°00’30”N

47°00’30”W

4

50°00’30”N

47°00’30”W

Corner Rise Seamounts

1

35°00’00”N

48°00’00”W

2

36°00’00”N

48°00’00”W

3

36°00’00”N

52°00’00”W

4

35°00’00”N

52°00’00”W

Newfoundland Seamounts

1

43°29’00”N

43°20’00”W

2

44°00’00”N

43°20’00”W

3

44°00’00”N

46°40’00”W

4

43°29’00”N

46°40’00”W

New England Seamounts (*4)

1

38°51'54.000” N

66°55'51.600” W

2

37°12'0.000” N

60°48'0.000” W

3

35°00'0.000” N

59°00'0.000” W

4

35°00'0.000” N

56°30'0.000” W

5

36°48'0.000” N

57°48'0.000” W

6

39°00'0.000” N

60°00'0.000” W

7

39°18'0.000” N

61°30'0.000” W

8

39°56'20.400” N

65°56'34.800” W

16.   FIGURE 4 OF THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 18(2) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Polygon Delineating Area of 3O Coral Closure

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17.   TABLE 6 OF THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 18(2) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Boundary Points Delineating the 3O Coral Area Closure in the NAFO Regulatory Area

Coordinate No

Latitude

Longitude

1

42° 53' 00" N

51° 00' 00" W

2

42° 52' 04" N

51° 31' 44" W

3

43° 24' 13" N

51° 58' 12" W

4

43° 24' 20" N

51° 58' 18" W

5

43° 39' 38" N

52° 13' 10" W

6

43° 40' 59" N

52° 27' 52" W

7

43° 56' 19" N

52° 39' 48" W

8

44° 04' 53" N

52° 58' 12" W

9

44° 18' 38" N

53° 06' 00" W

10

44° 18' 36" N

53° 24' 07" W

11

44° 49' 59" N

54° 30' 00" W

12

44° 29' 55" N

54° 30' 00" W

13

43° 26' 59" N

52° 55' 59" W

14

42° 48' 00" N

51° 41' 06" W

15

42° 33' 02" N

51° 00' 00" W

18.   FIGURE 5 OF THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 18(3) AND (4) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Polygons Delineating Areas of High Sponge and Coral Concentrations

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19.   TABLE 7 OF THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 18(3) AND (4) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Boundary Points Delineating the High Sponge and Coral Concentration Area Closures in the NAFO Regulatory Area

Area

Description

Coordinate No

Latitude

Longitude

1

Tail of the Bank

1.1

44° 02' 53.88" N

48° 49' 9.48" W

1.2

44° 21' 31.32" N

48° 46' 48" W

1.3

44° 21' 34.56" N

48° 50' 32.64" W

1.4

44° 11' 48.12" N

48° 50' 32.64" W

1.5

44° 02' 54.6" N

48° 52' 52.32" W

2

Flemish Pass/ Eastern Canyon

2.1

44° 50' 56.4" N

48° 43' 45.48" W

2.2

46° 18' 54.72" N

46° 47' 51.72" W

2.3

46° 25' 28.56" N

46° 47' 51.72" W

2.4

46° 46' 32.16" N

46° 55' 14.52" W

2.5

47° 03' 29.16" N

46° 40' 4.44" W

2.6

47° 11' 47.04" N

46° 57' 38.16" W

2.7

46° 40' 40.8" N

47° 03' 4.68" W

2.8

46° 24' 24.12" N

46° 51' 23.04" W

2.9

46° 21' 4.78" N

46° 58' 53" W

2.10

46° 26' 32" N

46° 58' 53" W

2.11

46° 30' 22.20" N

47° 11' 2.93" W

2.12

46° 17' 13.30" N

47° 15' 46.64" W

2.13

46o 07' 1.56" N

47o 30' 36.36" W

2.14

45o 49' 6.24" N

47o 41' 17.88" W

2.15

45o 19' 43.32" N

48o 29' 14.28" W

2.16

44o 53' 47.4" N

48o 49' 32.52" W

3

Beothuk Knoll

3.1

45° 49' 10.2" N

46° 06' 2.52" W

3.2

45° 59' 47.4" N

46° 06' 2.52" W

3.3

45° 59' 47.4" N

46° 18' 8.28" W

3.4

45° 49' 10.2" N

46° 18' 8.28" W

4

Eastern Flemish Cap

4.1

46° 44' 34.80" N

44° 03' 14.40" W

4.2

46° 58' 19.20" N

43° 34' 16.32" W

4.3

47° 10' 30.00" N

43° 34' 16.32" W

4.4

47° 10' 30.00" N

43° 20' 51.72" W

4.5

46° 48' 35.28" N

43° 20' 51.72" W

4.6

46° 39' 36.00" N

43° 58' 8.40" W

5

Northeast Flemish Cap

5.1

47° 47' 46.00" N

43° 29' 07.00" W

5.2

47° 40' 54.47" N

43° 27' 06.71" W

5.3

47° 35' 57.48" N

43° 43' 9.12" W

5.4

47° 51' 14.4" N

43° 48' 35.64" W

5.5

48° 27' 19.44" N

44° 21' 7.92" W

5.6

48° 41' 37.32" N

43° 45' 08.08" W

5.7

48° 37' 13.00" N

43° 41' 24.00" W

5.8

48° 30' 15.00" N

43° 41' 32.00" W

5.9

48° 25' 08.00" N

43° 45' 20.00" W

5.10

48° 24' 29.00" N

43° 50' 50.00" W

5.11

48° 14' 20.00" N

43° 48' 19.00" W

5.12

48° 09' 53.00" N

43° 49' 24.00" W

6

Sackville Spur

6.1

48° 18' 51.12" N

46° 37' 13.44" W

6.2

48° 28' 51.24" N

46° 08' 33.72" W

6.3

48° 49' 37.2" N

45° 27' 20.52" W

6.4

48° 56' 30.12" N

45° 08' 59.99" W

6.5

49° 00' 9.72" N

45° 12' 44.64" W

6.6

48° 21' 12.24" N

46° 39' 11.16" W

7

Northern Flemish Cap

7.1

48° 25' 02.28" N

45° 17' 16.44" W

7.2

48° 25' 02.28" N

44° 54' 38.16" W

7.3

48° 19' 08.76" N

44° 54' 38.16" W

7.4

48° 19' 08.76" N

45° 01' 58.56" W

7.5

48o 20' 29.76" N

45o 01' 58.56" W

7.6

48o 20' 29.76"N

45o17' 16.44" W

8

Northern Flemish Cap

8.1

48° 38' 07.95" N

45° 19' 31.92" W

8.2

48° 38' 07.95" N

45° 11' 44.36" W

8.3

48° 40' 9.84" N

45° 11' 44.88" W

8.4

48° 40' 9.84" N

45° 05' 35.52" W

8.5

48o 35' 56.4" N

45o 05' 35.52" W

8.6

48° 35' 56.4" N

45o 19' 31.92 W"

9

Northern Flemish Cap

9.1

48° 34' 23.52" N

45° 26' 18.96" W

9.2

48° 36' 55.08" N

45° 31' 15.96" W

9.3

48° 30' 18.36" N

45° 39' 42.48" W

9.4

48° 27' 30.6" N

45° 34' 40.44" W

10

Northwest Flemish Cap

10.1

47° 49' 41.51" N

46° 22' 48.18" W

10.2

47° 47' 17.14" N

46° 17' 27.91" W

10.3

47° 58' 42.28" N

46° 6' 43.74" W

10.4

47° 59' 15.77" N

46° 7' 57.76" W

10.5

48o 7' 48.97" N

45o 59' 58.46" W

10.6

48o 9' 34.66" N

46o 4' 8.54" W

11

Northwest Flemish Cap

11.1

47° 25' 48" N

46° 21' 23.76" W

11.2

47° 30' 1.44" N

46° 21' 23.76" W

11.3

47° 30' 1.44" N

46° 27' 33.12" W

11.4

47° 25' 48" N

46° 27' 33.12" W

12

Northwest Flemish Cap

12.1

48o 12' 6.60" N

45o 54' 12.94" W

12.2

48o 17' 11.82" N

45o 47' 25.36" W

12.3

48o 16' 7.06" N

45o 45' 48.19" W

12.4

48o 11' 3.32" N

45o 52' 40.63" W

13

Beothuk Knoll

13.1

46° 13' 58.80" N

45° 41' 13.20" W

13.2

46° 13' 58.80" N

46° 02' 24.00" W

13.3

46° 21' 50.40" N

46° 02' 24.00" W

13.4

46° 21' 50.40" N

45° 56' 48.12" W

13.5

46° 20' 14.32" N

45° 55' 43.93" W

13.6

46° 20' 14.32" N

45° 41' 13.20" W

20.   EXPLORATORY PROTOCOL IN ANNEX I.E TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 19(1) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Templates for the Conduct of Exploratory Bottom Fishing Activities

Exploratory Protocol for New Fishing Areas

The Exploratory Protocol shall consist of:

A harvesting plan which outlines target species, dates and areas. Area and effort restrictions should be considered to ensure fisheries occur on a gradual basis in a limited geographical area.

A mitigation plan including measures to prevent significant adverse impact to vulnerable marine ecosystems that may be encountered during the fishery.

A catch monitoring plan that includes recording/reporting of all species caught, 100 % satellite tracking and 100 % observer coverage. The recording/reporting of catch should be sufficiently detailed to conduct an assessment of activity, if required.

A data collection plan to facilitate the identification of vulnerable marine ecosystems/species in area fished.

21.   NOTICE OF INTENT TO UNDERTAKE EXPLORATORY BOTTOM FISHING IN ANNEX I.E TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN POINT ARTICLE 19(2)(A) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Notice of Intent to Undertake Exploratory Fishing

HARVESTING

PLAN

 

MITIGATION

PLAN

 

CATCH

MONITORING

PLAN

 

DATA

COLLECTION

PLAN

Target species

Fishing dates

Description of area to be fished

Anticipated effort

Bottom fishing gear-type(s) used

IMO Number

 

Measures to prevent significant adverse impacts to VMEs

 

Identify and record all species brought on board to the lowest possible taxonomic level

100 % satellite coverage

100 % observer coverage

 

Data will be collected and reported in a standardized format

22.   EXPLORATORY BOTTOM FISHING TRIP REPORT IN ANNEX I.E OF THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 19(2)(B) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Exploratory Fishing Trip Report

Advanced notice of intent to undertake exploratory fishing (6)

Name of vessel:

Flag State of vessel:

Anticipated location(s) of exploratory fishing activities (include lat/long):

Anticipated dates of exploratory fishing activities:

Has any previous fishing been undertaken in adjacent areas (if so, identify information source):

Depths expected to be encountered during exploratory fishing activities:

Do habitat maps of the area exist (if so, please identify source(s)):

Are taxonomic keys identifying potentially vulnerable species available (if so, identify sources(s)):

Known vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs) (7) in the location(s) to be fished:

Mitigation measures to prevent significant adverse impact to VMEs, if encountered:

Do bathymetric maps of the exploratory area exist (if so, please identify source(s)):

Does any fisheries scientific information in the exploratory area exist (if so, identify source(s)):

Target species being sought:

What gear type(s) are being proposed to be used (please identify) in what areas (include lat/long):

23.   ELEMENTS FOR ASSESSMENT OF PROPOSED EXPLORATORY BOTTOM FISHING ACTIVITIES IN ANNEX I.E TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 20(2)(B) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Assessment of Bottom Fishing Activities

Assessments should consider the best available scientific and technical information on the current state of fishery resources.

Assessments should address, inter alia:

(1)

Type(s) of fishing conducted or contemplated, including vessels and gear types, fishing areas, target and potential bycatch species, fishing effort levels and duration of fishing (harvesting plan);

(2)

Existing baseline information on the ecosystems, habitats and communities in the fishing area, against which future changes are to be compared;

(3)

Identification, description and mapping of VMEs known or likely to occur in the fishing area;

(4)

Identification, description and evaluation of the occurrence, scale and duration of likely impacts, including cumulative impacts of activities covered by the assessment on VMEs;

(5)

Consideration of VME elements known to occur in the fishing area;

(6)

Data and methods used to identify, describe and assess the impacts of the activity, the identification of gaps in knowledge, and an evaluation of uncertainties in the information presented in the assessment;

(7)

Risk assessment of likely impacts by the fishing operations to determine which impacts on VMEs are likely to be significant adverse impacts; and

(8)

The proposed mitigation and management measures to be used to prevent significant adverse impacts on VMEs, and the measures to be used to monitor effects of the fishing operations.

24.   EXPLORATORY FISHERY DATA COLLECTION FORM IN ANNEX I.E TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 21(4)(A) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Exploratory Fishery Data Collection Form

A. Fishing Trip Information

Flag State

 

Vessel Name

 

Call Sign

 

Date of Encounter (ddmmyy)

 

B. Gear and Fishing Information (use separate form for each gear).

Fishing Gear (e.g. trawl, gill net, hook and line, etc.)

 

Gear Details

Gear Type (e.g. bottom trawl, set gill net, etc.)

 

Gear Size (groundrope length, panel length, etc.)

 

Other Details (cod end mesh size, # of hooks, etc.)

 

 

 

 

hr.

min.

 

degrees

minutes

 

metres

Tow or Set Start:

GMT Time:

 

 

Latitude

N

 

 

Depth

 

Longitude

W

 

 

Tow or Set End:

GMT Time:

 

 

Latitude

N

 

 

Depth

 

Longitude

W

 

 

C. Catch Information

Live Corals total weight in the haul (kg) (*5)

 

Live Sponges total weight in the haul (kg) (*5)

 

 

Organisms identified to the lowest taxonomic unit as possible (*6)

Biological Samples Taken?

Biological samples of Vulnerable Indicator Species taken?

Total Weight (kg) in catch

Weight is estimate or actual? Tick one.

Include fish and invertebrates

yes

no

yes

no

Act.

Est.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D. Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

25.   FORMAT PRESCRIBED FOR LIST OF VESSELS IN ANNEX II.C1 TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 22(1)(A) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Format for register of vessels

Data Element

Code

Mandatory/Optional

Remarks

Start record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination, ‘XNW’ for NAFO Secretariat

From

FR

M

Message detail; ISO-3 code of the transmitting Member State

Record Number

RN

M

Message detail; message serial number in current year

Record Date

RD

M

Message detail; date of transmission

Record Time

RT

M

Message detail; time of transmission

Type of Message

TM

M

Message detail; message type, ‘NOT’ as Notification of vessels that may conduct fishing activities in NAFO RA

Vessel Name

NA

M

Name of the vessel

Radio Call Sign

RC

M

International radio call sign of the vessel

Flag State

FS

M

State where the vessel is registered

Internal Reference Number

IR

O (8)

Unique Member State vessel number as ISO-3 flag State code followed by number

External Registration Number

XR

M

The side number of the vessel

Vessel IMO Number

IM

M

IMO number

Port Name

PO

M

Port of registration or home port

Vessel Owner

VO

M (9)

Registered owner and address

Vessel Charterer

VC

M (9)

Responsible for using the vessel

Vessel Type

TP

M

FAO vessel code (Annex II.I)

Vessel Gear

GE

O

FAO statistical classification of fishing gear (Annex II.J)

Vessel Tonnage

measurement method

tonnage

VT

M

Vessel tonnage capacity in pairs as needed

‘OC’ = ‘OSLO’ Convention 1947, ‘LC’‘London’ Convention ICTM-69

Total capacity in metric tons

Vessel length

measurement method

length

VL

M

Length in meters in pairs as needed

‘OA’ = overall;

length in meters

Vessel Power

measurement method

power

VP

M

Engine power in pairs as needed in ‘KW’

PE = propulsion engine

AE= Auxiliary summary engines

Total installed engine power in vessel measured in ‘KW’

End of record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of the record

26.   FORMAT PRESCRIBED FOR DELETION FROM THE LIST OF VESSELS IN ANNEX II.C2 TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 22(1)(B) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Format for withdrawal of vessels from the register

Data Element

Code

Mandatory/Optional

Remarks

Data Al

 

 

 

Start record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination, ‘XNW’ for NAFO Secretariat

From

FR

M

Message detail; ISO-3 code of the transmitting Member State

Record Number

RN

M

Message detail; message serial number in current year

Record Date

RD

M

Message detail; date of transmission

Record Time

RT

M

Message detail; time of transmission

Type of Message

TM

M

Message detail; message type, ‘WIT’ as Withdrawal of notified vessels

Vessel Name

NA

M

Name of the vessel

Radio Call Sign

RC

M

International radio call sign of the vessel

Internal Reference Number

IR

O

Unique Member State vessel number as ISO-3 flag State code followed by number, if exists

External Registration Number

XR

M

The side number of the vessel

Vessel IMO Number

IM

M

IMO number

Start Date

SD

M

The first date as from which the withdrawal takes effect

End of record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of the record

27.   FORMAT SPECIFIED FOR INDIVIDUAL AUTHORIZATION FOR EACH VESSEL IN ANNEX II.C3 TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 22(5)(A) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Format for authorization to conduct fishing activities

Data Element

Code

Mandatory/Optional

Remarks

Start record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination, ‘XNW’ for NAFO Secretariat

From

FR

M

Message detail; ISO-3 code of the transmitting Member State

Record Number

RN

M

Message detail; message serial number in current year

Record Date

RD

M

Message detail; date of transmission

Record Time

RT

M

Message detail; time of transmission

Type of Message

TM

M

Message detail; message type, ‘AUT’ as Authorization of vessels to conduct fishing activities in the NAFO RA

Vessel Name

NA

M

Name of the vessel

Radio Call Sign

RC

M

International radio call sign of the vessel

Internal reference Number

IR

O

Unique Member State vessel number as ISO-3 flag State code followed by number, if exists

External registration Number

XR

M

The side number of the vessel

Vessel IMO Number

IM

M

IMO number

Start Date

SD

M

License detail; date as from which the Authorization takes effect

End date

ED

O

License detail: Date on which the authorization go to the end. Maximum time validity is 12 months.

Targeted species and Area

TA

M (3)

License detail; species and area allowed for directed fishery. Regulated species of Annex I.A or I.B of the CEM must refer to the stock specification. For unregulated species use Sub Area or division or ‘ANY’. Allow for several pairs of fields. e.g. //TA/GHL 3LMNO COD 3M RED 3LN RED 3M HER ANY//

End of record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of the record

28.   FORMAT PRESCRIBED FOR SUSPENSION OF THE AUTHORISATION IN ANNEX II.C4 TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 22(5)(B) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Format to suspend the authorization to conduct fishing activities

Data Element

Code

Mandatory/ Optional

Remarks

Start record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination, ‘XNW’ for NAFO Secretariat

From

FR

M

Message detail; ISO-3 code of the transmitting Member State

Record Number

RN

M

Message detail; message serial number in current year

Record Date

RD

M

Message detail; date of transmission

Record Time

RT

M

Message detail; time of transmission

Type of Message

TM

M

Message detail; message type, ‘SUS’ as Suspension of authorized vessels

Vessel Name

NA

M

Name of the vessel

Radio Call Sign

RC

M

International radio call sign of the vessel

Internal Reference Number

IR

O

Unique Member State vessel number as ISO-3 flag State code followed by number, if exists

External Registration Number

XR

M

The side number of the vessel

Vessel IMO Number

IM

M

IMO number

Start Date

SD

M

License detail; date as from which the Suspension takes effect

End of record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of the record

29.   LIST OF PRODUCT FORM PRESENTATION CODES IN ANNEX II.K TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 24(1)(E) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Product Form Presentation 3-Alpha Codes

3-Alpha Code

Presentation

Description

CBF

Cod butterfly (escalado)

HEA with skin on, spine on, tail on

CLA

Claws

Claws only

DWT

ICCAT code

Gilled, gutted, part of head off, fins off

FIL

Filleted

HEA + GUT + TLD + bones off Each fish originates two fillets not joined by any par

FIS

Filleted and skinned fillets

FIL+SKI Each fish originates two fillets not joined by any part

FSB

Filleted with skin and bones

Filleted with skin and bones on

FSP

Filleted skinned with pinbone on

Filleted with skin removed and pinbone on

GHT

Gutted headed and tailed

GUH+TLD

GUG

Gutted and gilled

Guts and gills removed

GUH

Gutted and headed

Guts and head removed

GUL

Gutted liver in

GUT without removing liver parts

GUS

Gutted headed and skinned

GUH+SKI

GUT

Gutted

All guts removed

HEA

Headed

Heads off

HET

Headed and tailed

Heads and tails off

JAP

Japanese cut

Transversal cut removing all parts from head to belly

JAT

Tailed Japanese cut

Japanese cut with tail removed

LAP

Lappen

Double fillet, HEA, skin + tails + fins ON

LVR

Liver

Liver only

OTH

Other

Any other presentation

ROE

Roe (s)

Roe(s) only

SAD

Salted dry

Headed with skin on, spine on, tail on and salted dry

SAL

Salted wet light

CBF + salted

SGH

Salted, gutted and headed

GUH + salted

SGT

Salted gutted

GUT + salted

SKI

Skinned

Skin off

SUR

Surimi

Surimi

TAL

Tail

Tails only

TLD

Tailed

Tail off

TNG

Tongue

Tongue only

TUB

Tube only

Tube only (Squid)

WHL

Whole

No processing

WNG

Wings

Wings only

30.   MODEL FOR FISHING LOGBOOK IN ANNEX II.A TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 25(2) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Recording of Catch (Logbook Entries)

FISHING LOGBOOK ENTRIES

Item of Information

(1)

Vessel name

(2)

Vessel nationality

(3)

Vessel registration number

(4)

IMO number

(5)

Registration port

(6)

Type of gear used (*1) (*2)

(7)

Date of fishing activity (day/month/year: dd-mm-yyyy

(8)

Start time of tow/set (UTC)

(9)

Start position of each tow/set:

(a)

Latitude

(b)

Longitude

(c)

Division

(d)

Water depth

(10)

End position of each tow/set:

(a)

Latitude

(b)

Longitude

(c)

Division

(d)

Water depth

(11)

End time of each tow/set (UTC)

(12)

Species names caught in each tow/set (Annex I.C)

(13)

Disposition of each tow/set: (*3) (*4)

(a)

Total catch of each species (kilograms live weight)

(b)

Discards of each species (kilograms live weight)

(14)

Were bycatch limits specified in Article 6.6 of the CEM exceeded? (Y/N)

(15)

Was a trial tow conducted in accordance with Article 6.6 (iii) of the CEM conducted? (Y/N)

(16)

Landings or Transhipments of catch from the Regulatory Area

(a)

Quantity landed or transhipped of each species

(b)

Place(s) of landing or transhipment

(c)

Date(s) of landing or transhipment (day/month/year): dd-mm-yyyy)

(17)

Master’s signature

Instructions:

(*1)

When two or more types of gear are used in the same 24-hours period, records should be separate for the different types

(*2)

Gears and attachments shall be identified by codes in Annex II.J of the CEM

(*3)

Quantities shall be in kg live weight

(*4)

Species shall be identified by the codes in Annex I.C of the CEM

31.   FORMAT FOR CATCH REPORT IN ANNEX II.D TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 25(6) AND (8) AND ARTICLE 26(9)(B) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

A.   Data transmission format

Each data transmission is structured as follows:

(1)

Data characters in accordance with ISO 8859.1

(2)

Each data transmission is structured as follows:

double slash (‘//’) and the characters ‘SR’ indicate the start of a message,

a double slash (‘//’) and field code indicate the start of a data element,

a single slash (‘/’) separates the field code and the data,

pairs of data are separated by space,

the characters ‘ER’ and a double slash (‘//’) at the end indicates the end of a record.

B.   Data exchange protocols

Authorized data exchange protocols for electronic transmission of reports and messages between Contracting Parties and the Secretary shall be in accordance with Annex II.B of the CEM, Rules on Confidentiality.

C.   Format for electronic exchange of fisheries monitoring information

(The North Atlantic Format)

Category

Data Element

Field code

Type

Contents

Definitions

System

Start Record

SR

 

 

Indicates start of the record

Details

End Record

ER

 

 

Indicates end of the record

Return Status

RS

Char*3

Codes

ACK/NAK = Acknowledged/Not Acknowledged

Return Error Number

RE

Num*3

001 - 999

Codes indicating errors as received at operation centre, see Annex II.D.D(2)

Message

Address destination

AD

Char*3

ISO-3166 Address

Address of the party receiving the message, ‘XNW’ for NAFO

Details

From

FR

Char*3

ISO-3166 Address

Address of the transmitting party (Contracting Party)

Type of

Message

TM

Char*3

Code

Code for the message type

Sequence Number

SQ

Num*6

NNNNNN

Serial number of messages sent from a vessel to the final destination (XNW). It is unique for each vessel for a calendar year. At the beginning of the current year this value will be reset to 1 for each vessel and will increment at the sending of each message.

Record Number

RN

Num*6

NNNNNN

Serial number of records sent from the FMC to XNW. It is unique for each FMC for a calendar year. At the beginning of the current year this value will be reset to 1 and will increment at the sending of each record.

Record Date

RD

Num*8

YYYYMMDD

Year, month and day in UTC from the FMC

Record Time

RT

Num*4

HHMM

Hours and minutes in UTC from the FMC

Date

DA

Num*8

YYYYMMDD

Year, month and day in UTC of first transmission. In cases of RET messages first transmission is from the FMC, in all other cases first transmission is from the vessel.

Time

TI

Num*4

HHMM

Hours and minutes in UTC of first transmission. In cases of RET messages first transmission is from the FMC, in all other cases first transmission is from the vessel.

Cancelled report

CR

Num*6

NNNNNN

Record Number of the record to be cancelled

Year of the report cancelled

YR

Num*4

NNNN

Year in UTC of the report to be cancelled

Vessel

Radio Call Sign

RC

Char*7

IRCS Code

International Radio Call Sign of the vessel

Registration

Vessel name

NA

Char*30

 

Name of the vessel

Details

Ext. registration

XR

Char*14

 

Side Number of the vessel

Flag State

FS

Char*3

ISO-3166

State of registration

Contracting Party internal ref. number

IR

Char*3

Num*9

ISO-3166 +max. 9N

Unique vessel number attributed by the flag State in accordance with registration

Port Name

PO

Char*20

 

Port of registration of the vessel/homeport

Vessel Owner

VO

Char*60

 

Name and address of the vessel owner

Vessel Charterer

VC

Char*60

 

Name and address of the vessel charterer

Vessel IMO Number

IMO Number

IM

Num*7

NNNNNNN

IMO ship identification number

Vessel Character. Details

Vessel Tonnage Unit

VT

Char*2

Num*4

‘OC’/‘LC’

Tonnage

According to: ‘OC’ OSLO 1947 Convention /‘LC’ LONDON ICTM-69

Vessel Power

Unit

VP

Char*2

Num*5

0-99999

Total main engine power in ‘KW’

Vessel Length

VL

Char*2

Num*3

‘OA’

Length in meters

Unit ‘OA’ length overall.

Total length of the vessel in meters, rounded to the nearest whole meter

Vessel Type

TP

Char*3

Code

As listed in Annex II.I of the CEM

Fishing Gear

GE

Char*3

FAO Code

International Standard Statistical Classification of the Fishing Gear as Annex II.J of the CEM

Authorization details

Start Date

SD

Num*8

YYYYMMDD

Licence detail; date on which the authorization starts

End Date

ED

Num*8

YYYYMMDD

Licence detail; date on which the authorization ends

Targeted species and Area

TA

Char*3

Char*10

Stock specifications,

FAO Species code and NAFO defined area code or ‘ANY’

Species and area allowed for directed fishery. Regulated species of Annex I.A or I.B of the CEM must refer to the stock specification. For unregulated species use Sub Area or division or ‘ANY’. Allow for several pairs of fields. e.g. //TA/GHL 3LMNO COD 3M RED 3LN RED 3M HER ANY//

Activity

Details

Latitude

LA

Char*5

NDDMM (WGS-84)

e.g. //LA/N6235 = 62°35’ North

Longitude

LO

Char*6

E/WDDDMM (WGS-84)

e.g. //LO/W02134 = 21°34’ West

Latitude (decimal)

LT

Char*7

+/-DD.ddd

Value negative if latitude is in the southern hemisphere (10) (WGS84)

Longitude (decimal)

LG

Char*8

+/-DDD.ddd

Value negative if longitude is in the western hemisphere (10) (WGS84)

Trip Number

TN

Num*3

001-999

Number of the fishing trip in current year

Catch

Species

Quantity

CA

Char*3

Num*7

FAO species code

0-9999999

Daily catch by species and by Division, retained on board, in kilograms live weight

Quantity onboard

Species

Quantity

OB

Char*3

Num*7

FAO species code

0-9999999

Total quantity by species on board the vessel at the moment of sending the hail message concerned in kilograms live weight

Discard Species

Quantity

RJ

Char*3

Num*7

FAO species code

0 - 9999999

Catch discarded by species and by Division in kilograms live weight

Undersize

Species

Quantity

US

Char*3

Num*7

FAO species code

0 - 9999999

Undersize catch by species and by Division in kilograms live weight

Transferred species

Species

Quantity

KG

Char*3

Num*7

FAO species code

0-9999999

Information concerning the quantities transferred between vessels by species in kilograms live weight rounded to the nearest 100 Kg whilst operating in the R.A.

Relevant Area

RA

Char*6

ICES/NAFO Codes

Code for the relevant fishing area

Directed Species

DS

Char*3

FAO species codes

Code for the species the vessel is targeting. Allow for several species, separated by a space.

e.g. //DS/species species species//

Observer on board

OO

Char*1

Y or N

Presence of a compliance observer on board

Transhipped From

TF

Char*7

IRCS Code

International Radio Call Sign of the donor vessel

Transhipped To

TT

Char*7

IRCS Code

International Radio Call Sign of the receiving vessel

Master Name

MA

Char*30

 

Name of the vessels master

Coastal State

CS

Char*3

ISO-3166

3 Alpha Code

Coastal State of Port of Landing

Predicted Date

PD

Num*8

YYYYMMDD

Estimated date UTC when the master intends to be in port

Predicted Time

PT

Num*4

HHMM

Estimated time UTC when the master intends to be in port

Port Name

PO

Char*20

 

Name of the actual port of landing

Speed

SP

Num*3

Knots*10

e.g.//SP/105 = 10.5 knots

Course

CO

Num*3

360° degree scale

e.g. //CO/270 = 270

Chartering Flag Catches

CH

Char*3

ISO-3166

Flag of Chartering Contracting Party

Area of Entry

AE

Char*6

ICES/NAFO Codes

NAFO Division entering into

Days fished

DF

Num*3

1-365

Number of days the vessel spent in the fishing zone during the trip.

Apparent Infringement

AF

Char*1

Y or N

For onboard observer to report his observations

Mesh Size

ME

Num*3

0 — 999

Average mesh size in millimetres

Production

PR

Char*3

Code

Code for the production Annex II.K

Logbook

LB

Char*1

Y or N

For onboard observer to approve the entries in the vessels logbook

Hails

HA

Char*1

Y or N

For onboard observer to approve the hails sent from the vessel

Observer Name

ON

Char*30

Text

Name of the onboard observer

Free Text

MS

Char*255

Text

Activity detail; for further comments by observer

D.1.   Structure of reports and messages as laid down in Annex II.E and Annex II.F when forwarded by the FMC to the Secretary

Where appropriate, each Member State shall retransmit to the Secretary reports and messages received from its vessels in accordance with Articles 28 and 29 of the CEM; subject to the following amendments:

the address (AD) shall be replaced by the address of the Secretary (XNW),

the data elements ‘record date’ (RD), ‘record time’ (RT), ‘record number’ (RN) and ‘from’ (FR) shall be inserted.

D.2.   Return messages.

If a Member State so requests, the Secretary shall send a return message every time an electronic transmission of a report or message is received.

A)   Return message format:

Data Element

Field Code

Mandatory/

Optional

Remarks

Start Record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination, Contracting Party sending the report

From

FR

M

Message detail; XNW is NAFO (who is sending the return message)

Type of message

TM

M

Message detail; message type RET for return message

Radio call sign

RC

O

Reporting detail; international radio call sign of the vessel, copied from the report which is received.

Sequence number

SQ

O

Reporting detail; serial number of the report from the vessel in the relevant year, copied from the report which is received.

Return Status

RS

M

Reporting detail; code showing whether the message is acknowledged or not (ACK or NAK)

Return error number

RE

O

Reporting detail; number showing the type of error. See table (B) for return error numbers.

Record number

RN

M

Reporting detail; record number of the message which is received

Date

DA

M

Message detail; date of transmission

Time

TI

M

Message detail; time of transmission

End of Record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of the record

B)   Return error numbers

Subject/Article

Errors Numbers

Error Cause

Rejected (NAK)

Follow-up action required

Accepted and Stored (ACK)

Follow-up action required

Accepted and Stored (ACK)

with warning

Communication

101

 

 

Message is unreadable

 

102

 

 

Data value or size out of range

 

104

 

 

Mandatory data missing

 

105

 

 

This report is a duplicate; attempt to re-send a report previously rejected

 

106

 

 

Unauthorized data source

 

 

 

150

Sequence error

 

 

 

151

Date/Time in the future

 

 

 

155

This report is a duplicate; attempt to re-send a report previously accepted

Article 25 of the CEM

 

 

250

Attempt to re-Notify a vessel

 

 

251

 

Vessel is not Notified

 

 

252

 

Species not AUT or SUS

 

 

 

 

 

Article 28 of the CEM

 

301

 

Catch prior to Catch on Entry

 

 

302

 

Transhipment prior to Catch on Entry

 

 

303

 

Catch on Exit prior to Catch on Entry

 

 

304

 

No position received (CAT, TRA, COX)

 

 

 

350

Position without Catch on Entry

E.   Types of reports and messages

Annex

Provisions

Code

Message /

Report

Remarks

II.C

Article 25.1a of the CEM

NOT

Notification

Notification of fishing vessels

II.C

Article 25.1b of the CEM

WIT

Withdrawal

Notification of the withdrawal of a registered vessel

II.C

Article 25.5a of the CEM

AUT

Authorization

Notification of vessels authorized to conduct fishing activities in the R.A.

II.C

Article 25.5b of the CEM

SUS

Suspension

Notification of the suspension of an authorization to conduct fishing activities in the Regulatory Area, within its initial period of validity

II.E

Article 29.2 of the CEM

Article 29.8 of the CEM

ENT

POS

EXI

MAN

Entry

Position

Exit

Manual position

VMS messages

Reports transmitted by fishing vessels with a defective satellite tracking device to the Contracting Party

II.F

Article 28.6(a) of the CEM

COE

Catch on Entry

Report transmitted by fishing vessels, prior to entering the R.A.

Article 28.6(c) of the CEM

CAT

Catch

Catch report daily, for all species by Division

Article 28.6(d) of the CEM

COB

Cross boundary

Catch report prior to crossing boundary to 3L

Article 28.6(e) of the CEM

TRA

Transhipment

Report on quantities on-loaded or off-loaded in the R.A.

Article 28.6(f) of the CEM

POR

Port of Landing

Report on catch onboard and weight to be landed

Article 28.6(b) of the CEM

COX

Catch on Exit

Report transmitted by fishing vessels, prior to leaving the R.A.

Article 28.6 of the CEM

CAN

Cancel

Report for cancellation of a report set out in the Article 28.6 of the CEM

II.D.D

Article 29.10(a) of the CEM

Article 28.9(c) of the CEM

RET

Return

Automatic electronic message in accordance with reception of records

II.G.

Article 30.14(e) of the CEM

OBR

Observer

Daily Observer report

32.   FORMAT FOR CANCELLATION OF CATCH REPORT IN ANNEX II.F TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 25(6) AND (7) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

‘CANCEL’ report

Format specifications when sending reports from FMC to NAFO (XNW) see also Annex II.D.A, II.D.B, II.D.C and II.D.D.1

Data Element

Field Code

Mandatory/

Optional

Requirements for the field

Start record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of record

From

FR

M

Message detail; Address of the transmitting party (ISO-3)

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination, ‘XNW’ for NAFO

Record Number

RN

M

Message detail; Unique serial number starting at 1 each year for records sent from the FMC to (XNW) (See also Annex II.D.C)

Record Date

RD

M

Message detail; Year, month and day in UTC of the record transmission from the FMC

Record Time

RT

M

Message detail; Hours and minutes in UTC of the record transmission from the FMC

Type of Message

TM

M

Message detail; message type, ‘CAN (11)’ as Cancel report

Radio call sign

RC

M

Vessel registration detail; international radio call sign of the vessel

Cancelled report

CR

M

Message detail; the record number of the report to be cancelled

Year of the report cancelled

YR

M

Message detail; year of the report to be cancelled

Date

DA

M

Message detail; UTC date of transmission from the vessel (12)

Time

TI

M

Message detail; UTC time of transmission from the vessel (12)

End of record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of the record

33.   ANNEX II.N TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 25(9)(B) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Fishing Logbook Information by Haul

Flag State

Vessel Call sign

Haul

#

Gear Type

NAFO Div.

Start Year

(YYYY)

Start Month (MM)

Start Day (DD)

Start Latitude

(Decimal Degrees)

Start Longitude

(Decimal Degrees)

Start Depth

(m)

Start Time UTC

(HHMM)

End Year

(YYYY)

End Month

(MM)

End Day

(DD)

End Latitude

(Decimal Degrees)

End Longitude

(Decimal Degrees)

End Depth (m)

End Time UTC (HHMM)

Species (FAO 3-alpha Species Code)

Retained (LW kg)

Discarded (LW kg)

Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34.   FORMAT FOR DATA EXCHANGE IN ANNEX II.E TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 26(9)(B) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

VMS Data Format

‘Entry’, ‘Position’ and ‘Exit’ messages

Format specifications when sending reports from FMC to NAFO (XNW) see also Annex II.D.A, II.D.B, II.D.C and II.D.D.1of the CEM

Data Element

Field Code

Mandatory /

Optional

Remarks

Start record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination; ‘XNW’ for NAFO

From

FR

M

Message detail; Name of transmitting Party (ISO-3)

Record Number

RN

M

Message detail; Unique serial number starting at 1 each year for records sent from the FMC to (XNW) (See also Annex II.D.C)

Record Date

RD

M

Message detail; Year, month and day in UTC of the record transmission from the FMC

Record Time

RT

M

Message detail; Hours and minutes in UTC of the record transmission from the FMC

Type of Message

TM

M

Message detail; message types, ENT, POS or EXI

i.

‘ENT’, for first VMS position transmitted by each vessel upon entering the Regulatory Area as detected by the FMC of the Contracting Party;

ii.

‘POS’, for every subsequent VMS position transmitted by each vessel from within the Regulatory Area;

iii.

‘EXI’, for first VMS position transmitted by each vessel upon exiting the Regulatory Area as detected by the FMC of the Contracting Party;

Radio call sign

RC

M

Vessel registration detail; international radio call sign of the vessel

Sequence Number

SQ

O

Message detail; Unique serial number starting at 1 each year for messages sent from a vessel to final destination (XNW) (See also Annex II.D.C)

Trip Number

TN

O

Activity detail; fishing trip serial number in current year

Vessel Name

NA

O

Vessel registration detail; name of the vessel

Contracting Party

Internal Reference

Number

IR

O

Vessel registration detail. Unique Member State vessel number as ISO-3 flag State code followed by number

External Registration Number

XR

O

Vessel registration detail; the side number of the vessel

Latitude (decimal)

LT

M (13)

Activity detail; Latitude at the fixing of the position transmitted from the vessel

Longitude (decimal)

LG

M (13)

Activity detail; Longitude at the fixing of the position transmitted from the vessel

Speed

SP

M

Activity detail; Speed at the fixing of the position transmitted from the vessel

Course

CO

M

Activity detail; Course at the fixing of the position transmitted from the vessel

Date

DA

M

Message detail; UTC date of the fixing of the position transmitted from the vessel

Time

TI

M

Message detail; UTC time of the fixing of the position transmitted from the vessel

End of record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of the record

‘Manual’ Position Report

Format specifications when sending reports from FMC to NAFO (XNW) see also Annex II.D.A, II.D.B, II.D.C and II.D.D.1

Data Element

Field Code

Mandatory /

Optional

Remarks

Start record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination; ‘XNW’ for NAFO

From

FR

M

Message detail; Name of transmitting Party (ISO-3)

Record Number

RN

M

Message detail; Unique serial number starting at 1 each year for records sent from the FMC to (XNW) (See also Annex II.D.C)

Record Date

RD

M

Message detail; Year, month and day in UTC of the record transmission from the FMC

Record Time

RT

M

Message detail; Hours and minutes in UTC of the record transmission from the FMC

Type of Message

TM

M

Message detail; message type; ‘MAN’ for reports communicated by vessels with a defective satellite tracking device in accordance with Article 29.8. of the CEM

Radio call sign

RC

M

Vessel registration detail; international radio call sign of the vessel

Sequence Number

SQ

O

Message detail; Unique serial number starting at 1 each year for messages sent from a vessel to final destination (XNW) (See also Annex II.D.C)

Trip Number

TN

O

Activity detail; fishing trip serial number in current year

Vessel Name

NA

O

Vessel registration detail; name of the vessel

Contracting Party

Internal Reference

Number

IR

O

Vessel registration detail. Unique Member State vessel number as ISO-3 flag State code followed by number

External Registration Number

XR

O

Vessel registration detail; the side number of the vessel

Latitude

LA

M

Activity detail; Latitude at the fixing of the position transmitted from the vessel

Longitude

LO

M

Activity detail; Longitude at the fixing of the position transmitted from the vessel

Speed

SP

M

Activity detail; Speed at the fixing of the position transmitted from the vessel

Course

CO

M

Activity detail; Course at the fixing of the position transmitted from the vessel

Date

DA

M

Message detail; UTC date of the fixing of the position transmitted from the vessel

Time

TI

M

Message detail; UTC time of the fixing of the position transmitted from the vessel

End of record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of the record

35.   OBSERVER REPORT IN ANNEX II.M TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 27(11)(A) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Standardized Observer Report Template

Part 1. Fishing Trip and Gear Information

1A.   Fishing Trip

Vessel Call Sign

 

Vessel Name

 

Flag State

 

Trip Number

 

Fishing Master’s Name

 

Number of Crew

 

Observer’s Name

 

Observation Date Started

 

Observation Date Ended

 

Date of Report

 

Vessel Length (m)

 

Vessel Type

 

Vessel Gross Tonnage

 

Engine Power (indicate HP or KW)

 

Frozen Hold Capacity (m3)

 

Fish Meal Hold Capacity (m3)

 

Other Hold Capacity (m3)

 

Directed Species

 

NAFO Division/s Visited

 

Date of Entry into NRA

 

Date of Exit from NRA

 

Port of Landing

 

Other Area/s Visited

 

Comments

 

1B.   Trawl Gear Information

Trawl Gear Information

Gear #

Gear Type

Gear Make

Mesh Size (mm)

Attachments

Grate Spacing

Straps

Wings

Body

Lengthening Piece

Codend

High

Low

Average

High

Low

Average

High

Low

Average

High

Low

Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 2. Catch and effort information by tow/set/haul

Catch and Effort Information by Haul

Haul #

Gear #

Date (YYYYMMDD)

NAFO

Division

STARTS

FINISH

Species (FAO 3-alphaSpecies Code)

Directed Species? (yes or no)

Product Form

Conversion Factor Used

Retained (kg)

Discarded (kg)

Comments

Latitude (decimal)

Longitude (decimal)

Depth (m)

Time (UTC) (HHMM)

Latitude (decimal)

Longitude (decimal)

Depth (m)

Time (UTC) (HHMM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 3. Compliance Information

Enter observation on:

(1)

Discrepancies between logbook entries and observer’s estimates.

(2)

Functional of satellite tracking device.

(3)

Any other observation.

Part 4. Effort and Catch Summary

4A.   Effort Summary

Effort Summary Table

NAFO Division

Gear #

Directed Species

Date

# of hauls

Depth (m)

# Hours fished

# Fishing Days

Start

Finish

Minimum

Maximum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4B.   Catch Summary

Trip Catch Summary (catch by Division and Species)

NAFO Division

Species

Catch (kg)

Retained

Discarded

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 5. Length Frequency Form

Length Frequency

Trip Number:

Species Code:

 

Tow/Set/Haul #:

 

Sample Type:

 

Measure Type:

 

Meas. Convention

 

Total Measured:

 

Sample Wt.:

 

Catch Weight:

 

Gear Type:

 

Gear Number:

 

sex:

sex:


Tally

#

Tally

#

0

 

0

 

1

 

1

 

2

 

2

 

3

 

3

 

4

 

4

 

5

 

5

 

6

 

6

 

7

 

7

 

8

 

8

 

9

 

9

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

1

 

2

 

2

 

3

 

3

 

4

 

4

 

5

 

5

 

6

 

6

 

7

 

7

 

8

 

8

 

9

 

9

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

1

 

2

 

2

 

3

 

3

 

4

 

4

 

5

 

5

 

6

 

6

 

7

 

7

 

8

 

8

 

9

 

9

 

0

 

0

 

1

 

1

 

2

 

2

 

3

 

3

 

4

 

4

 

36.   REPORT IN ANNEX II.G TO THE CEM TRANSMITTED DAILY BY THE OBSERVER, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 27(11)(E) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Observer Report

Data Element

Code

Mandatory / Optional

Requirements for the field

Start record

SR

M

System detail; indicates start of record

Address

AD

M

Message detail; destination, ‘XNW’ for NAFO

Sequence Number

SQ

M

Message detail; message serial number in current year

Type of Message

TM

M

Message detail; message type, ‘OBR’ as Observer report

Radio call sign

RC

M

Vessel registration detail; international radio call sign of the vessel

Fishing Gear

GE

M

Activity detail; FAO code for fishing gear

Directed Species (19)

DS

M

Activity detail; FAO species code

Mesh Size

ME

M

Activity detail; average mesh size in millimetres

Relevant Area

RA

M

Activity detail; NAFO Division

Daily Catches

species

live weight

CA

M

M

Activity detail; catch retained on board by species and by Division since last OBR report in kilograms rounded to the nearest 100 kilograms. Allow for several pairs of fields, consisting of species (FAO 3 alpha codes) + live weight in kilograms (until 9 digits), with each field separated by a space, e.g.

//CA/speciesspaceweightspacespeciesspaceweightspacespeiesspaceweight//

Discarding

species

live weight

RJ

M (14)

Activity detail; Catch discarded by species and by Division since last OBR report, in kg rounded to the nearest 100 kg. Allow for several pairs of fields, consisting of species (FAO 3 alpha codes) + live weight in kilograms (until 9 digits), with each field separated by a space, e.g.

//RJ/speciesspaceweightspacespeciesspaceweightspacespeciesspaceweight//

Undersize

species

live weight

US

M (14)

Activity detail; Undersize catch by species and by Division since last OBR report, in kg rounded to the nearest 100 kg. Allow for several pairs of fields, consisting of species (FAO 3 alpha codes) + live weight in kilograms (until 9 digits), with each field separated by a space, e.g.

//US/speciesspaceweightspacespeciesspaceweightspacespeciesspaceweight//

Logbook

LB

M

Activity detail; ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ (15)

Production

PR

M

Activity detail; code for the production. See Annex II.K of the CEM

Hails

HA

M

Activity detail; observers verification if the reports made by the captain are correct, ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ (16)

Apparent

Infringements

AF

M

Activity detail; ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ (17)

Observer Name

ON

M

Message detail; name of the observer signing the report

Date

DA

M

Message detail; date of transmission

Free Text

MS

O (18)

Activity detail; for further comments by the observer

Time

TI

M

Message detail; time of transmission

End of record

ER

M

System detail; indicates end of the record

37.   RULES ON CONFIDENTIALITY IN ANNEX II.B TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 28(10) AND ARTICLE 43 OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Rules on Confidentiality

PROVISIONS ON SECURE AND CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT OF ELECTRONIC REPORTS AND MESSAGES TRANSMITTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLES 28-29 OF THE CONSERVATION AND ENFORCEMENT MEASURES

(1)   Field of application

The provisions set out below shall apply to all electronic reports and messages transmitted and received in accordance with Articles 28-29 of the CEM, hereinafter referred to as ‘reports and messages’.

(2)   General Provisions

(a)

The Executive Secretary and the appropriate authorities of Contracting Parties transmitting and receiving reports and messages shall take all necessary measures to comply with the security and confidentiality provisions set out in sections 3 and 4.

(b)

The Executive Secretary informs all Contracting Parties of the measures taken in the Secretariat to comply with these security and confidentiality provisions.

(c)

The Executive Secretary takes all the necessary steps to ensure that the requirements pertaining to the deletion of reports and messages handled by the Secretariat are complied with.

(d)

Member States shall guarantee the Executive Secretary the right to obtain as appropriate, the rectification of reports and messages or the erasure of reports and messages the processing of which does not comply with the provisions of the CEM.

(e)

Notwithstanding the provisions in Article 29.10(b)-(d) of the CEM, the NAFO Commission may instruct the Executive Secretary not to make available the reports and messages received under Article 28 and 29 of the CEM to a Contracting Party where it is established that the Member State in question has not complied with these security and confidentiality provisions.

(3)   Provisions on Confidentiality

(a)

Reports and messages shall be used only for the purposes stipulated in the CEM. No report or message referred to in section 1 shall be kept in a computer database at the Secretariat unless explicitly provided for in the CEM.

(b)

Each inspecting Member State shall make available reports and messages only to their means of inspection and their inspectors assigned to the Scheme of Joint International Inspection and Surveillance. Reports and messages shall be transmitted to the inspection platforms and inspectors not more than 48 hours prior to entry into the Regulatory Area.

(c)

The Executive Secretary deletes all the original reports and messages referred to in section 1 from the database at the Secretariat by the end of the first calendar month following the year in which the reports and messages have originated. Thereafter the information related to the catch and movement of the fishing vessels shall only be retained by the Executive Secretary, after measures have been taken to ensure that the identity of the individual vessels can no longer be established.

(d)

The Executive Secretary does not make available reports and messages to other parties than those specified explicitly in Article 29.10(b)-(d) of the CEM.

(e)

Inspecting Member State may retain and store reports and messages transmitted by the Secretary until 24 hours after the vessels to which the reports and messages pertain have departed from the Regulatory Area without re-entry. Departure is deemed to have been effected six hours after the transmission of the intention to exit from the Regulatory Area.

(4)   Provisions on security

(a)   Overview

Inspecting Member State, the Commission (or the body designated by the Commission) and the Secretariat shall ensure the secure treatment of reports and messages in their respective electronic data processing facilities, in particular where the processing involves transmission over a network. Member State, the Commission (or the body designated by the Commission), and the Secretariat must implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect reports and messages against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, and against all inappropriate forms of processing.

The following security issues must be addressed from the outset:

System access control:

The system has to withstand a break-in attempt from unauthorized persons.

Authenticity and data access control:

The system has to be able to limit the access of authorized parties to a predefined set of data only.

Communication security:

It shall be guaranteed that reports and messages are securely communicated.

Data security:

It has to be guaranteed that all reports and messages that enter the system are securely stored for the required time and that they will not be tampered with.

Security procedures:

Security procedures shall be designed addressing access to the system (both hardware and software), system administration and maintenance, backup and general usage of the system.

Having regard to the state of the art and the cost of their implementation, such measures shall ensure a level of security appropriate to the risks represented by the processing of the reports and the messages.

Security measures are described in more detail in the following paragraphs.

(b)   System Access Control

For their main computer systems the Member State and the Secretariat shall aim to meet the criteria of a C2-level trusted system, (as described in Section 2.2 of the U.S. Department of Defence Trusted Computer System Evaluation Criteria (TCSEC), DOD 5200.28-STD, December 1985).

The following features are some of the ones provided by a C2-level trusted system:

A stringent password and authentication system. Each user of the system is assigned a unique user identification and associated password. Each time the user logs on to the system he/she has to provide the correct password. Even when successfully logged on the user only has access to those and only those functions and data that he/she is configured to have access to. Only a privileged user has access to all the data.

Physical access to the computer system is controlled.

Auditing; selective recording of events for analysis and detection of security breaches.

Time-based access control; access to the system can be specified in terms of times-of-day and days-of-week that each user is allowed to login to the system.

Terminal access control; specifying for each workstation which users are allowed to access.

(c)   Authenticity and Data Access Security

Data exchange protocols for electronic transmission of reports and messages between Member State, the NAFO Commission and the Secretariat shall be duly tested by the Secretariat and approved by the NAFO Commission. Electronic transmission is subject to security procedures laid down in this Annex.

(d)   Communication Security

Appropriate encryption protocols duly tested by the Secretariat and approved by the NAFO Commission shall be applied to ensure confidentiality and authenticity. Key management policy shall be in place to support the use of cryptographic techniques. In particular, the integrity of the PKI (public key infrastructure) will be guaranteed by ensuring that digital certificates correctly identify and validate the party submitting the information.

(e)   Data Security

Access limitation to the data shall be secured via a flexible user identification and password mechanism. Each user shall be given access only to the data necessary for his task.

(f)   Security Procedures

Each Member State, the Commission (and body designated by the Commission) and the Executive Secretary shall nominate a security system administrator. The security system administrator shall review the log files generated by the software, properly maintain the system security, restrict access to the system as deemed needed and act as a liaison with the Secretariat in order to solve security matters.

38.   SURVEILLANCE REPORT FORM IN ANNEX IV.A TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 30(1)(A) AND ARTICLE 45(A) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Surveillance Report Form

1.   OFFICIAL

Name

 

Document Identity

 

Contracting Party

 

2.   CONTEXT OF SIGHTING

Aerial sightings

Identification/Call Sign of the Surveillance aircraft

 

Patrol commenced in NRA at position

(Lat/Long)

(date/time UTC)

Patrol terminated in NRA at position

(Lat/Long)

(date/time UTC)

Equipment used in Determining Position

 

Weather Conditions

Wind Direction/Speed

Sea State

Visibility


Non-aerial sightings

Port/place of First Identification

(Lat/Long)

Position when First Identification

 

Date/Time-UTC of First Identification

 

3.   VESSEL SIGHTED

Member State

 

Vessel Name, International Radio Call Sign (IRCS), Side Number, IMO Number

 

Other Identification Features (Type of vessel, Color of hull, Superstructure, etc.)

 

Vessel Activity

 

Fishing Gear used

 

Course and Speed

 

4.   DETAILS OF IMAGES RECORDED (must be provided consistent with the CEM)

Image Number

Date and Time

Position

Fishing Vessel Activity

Comments

1.

 

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

 

3.

 

 

 

 

5.   DETAILS OF OBSERVATIONS

Reason for suspecting an offense to the NAFO CEM

 

Method used to evaluate the volume of catch observed

 

Method used to evaluate the catch composition observed

 

Other

 

Date

Name of Official:

Signature of the official

39.   IMAGE OF PENNANT IN ANNEX IV.E TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 31(B) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Image 14

Pennants to be displayed by a NAFO inspection vessel. A boarding vessel shall display one pennant, which may be half-size.

40.   RULES ON PROVISION OF BOARDING LADDER IN ANNEX IV.G TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 32(C) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Construction and Use of Boarding Ladders

(1)

A boarding ladder shall be provided which shall be efficient for the purpose of enabling inspectors to embark and disembark safely at-sea. The boarding ladder shall be kept clean and in good order.

(2)

The ladder shall be positioned and secured so that:

(a)

it is clear of any possible discharges from the vessel;

(b)

it is clear of the finer lines and as far as practicable in the midlength of the vessel;

(c)

each step rests firmly against the vessel’s side.

(3)

The steps of the boarding ladder shall:

(a)

be of hardwood or other material of equivalent properties, made in one piece free of knots; the four lowest steps may be made of rubber of sufficient strength and stiffness, or of other suitable material of equivalent characteristics;

(b)

have an efficient non-slip surface;

(c)

be not less than 480 mm long, 115 mm wide, and 23 mm in thickness, excluding any non-slip device or grooving;

(d)

be equally spaced not less than 300 mm or more than 380 mm apart;

(e)

be secured in such a manner that they will remain horizontal.

(4)

No boarding ladder shall have more than two replacement steps which are secured in position by a method different from that used in the original construction of the ladder and any steps so secured shall be replaced, as soon as reasonably practicable, by steps secured in position by the method used in the original construction of the ladder. When any replacement step is secured to the side ropes of the boarding ladder by means of grooves in the side of the step, such grooves shall be in the longer sides of the steps.

(5)

The side ropes of the ladder shall consist of two uncovered manila or equivalent ropes not less than 60 mm in circumference on each side; each rope shall be left uncovered by any other material and be continuous with no joints below the top step; two main ropes, properly secured to the vessel and not less than 65 mm in circumference, and a safety line shall be kept at hand ready for use if required.

(6)

Battens made of hardwood, or other material of equivalent properties, in one piece, free of knots and between 1,8 and 2 m long, shall be provided at such intervals as will prevent the boarding ladder form twisting. The lowest batten shall be on the fifth step from the bottom of the ladder and the interval between any batten and the next shall not exceed nine steps.

(7)

Means shall be provided to ensure safe and convenient passage for inspectors embarking on or disembarking from the vessel between the head of the boarding ladder or of any accommodation ladder or other appliance provided. Where such passage is by means of a gateway in the rails or bulwark, adequate handholds shall be provided. Where such passage is by means of a bulwark ladder, such ladder shall be securely attached to the bulwark rail or platform and two handhold stanchions shall be fitted at the point of boarding or leaving the vessel not less than 0,70 m or more than 0,80 m apart. Each stanchion shall be rigidly secured to the vessel’s structure at or near its base and also at a higher point, shall be not less than 40 mm in diameter, and shall extend not less than 1,20 m above the top of the bulwark.

(8)

Lighting shall be provided at night so that both the boarding ladder overside and also the position where the inspector boards the vessel shall be adequately lit. A lifebuoy equipped with a self-igniting light shall be kept at hand ready for use. A heaving line shall be kept at hand ready for use if required.

(9)

Means shall be provided to enable the boarding ladder to be used on either side of the vessel. The inspector in charge may indicate which side he would like the boarding ladder to be positioned.

(10)

The rigging of the ladder and the embarkation and disembarkation of an inspector shall be supervised by a responsible officer of the vessel. The responsible officer shall be in radio contact with the bridge.

(11)

Where on any vessel constructional features such as rubbing bands would prevent the implementation of any of these provisions, special arrangements shall be made to ensure that inspectors are able to embark and disembark safely.

41.   INSPECTION REPORT IN ANNEX IV.B TO THE CEM, AS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 33(1), ARTICLE 34(2) (A) AND ARTICLE 45(D) OF REGULATION (EU) 2019/833

Report of Inspection

THE NORTHWEST ATLANTIC FISHERIES ORGANIZATION

(Inspector: Please use CAPITAL BLOCK LETTERS in BLACK PEN

1.   ASSIGNED INSPECTION VESSEL

1.1 NAME

 

1.2 REGISTRATION

 

1.3 International Radio Call Sign (IRCS)

 

1.4 Port of registry

 

2.   AUTHORIZED INSPECTOR(s)

NAME

CONTRACTING PARTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.   TRAINEE INSPECTOR

NAME

CONTRACTING PARTY

 

 

4.   INFORMATION ON VESSEL INSPECTED

Contracting Party/Member State and Port of Registry

 

 

 

Vessel name

 

 

 

External number

 

 

 

IMO Number

 

 

 

International Radio Call Sign (IRCS)

 

 

 

Owner’s name and address

 

 

 

Time/Position as determined by the inspection vessel

UTC

Lat

Long

Time/Position as determined by the master of the inspected vessel

UTC

Lat

Long

Master’s Name and Address

 

 

 

5.   DATE AND TIMES THE INSPECTION COMMENCED AND FINISHED

DATE

 

 

TIME OF ARRIVAL ON BOARD (UTC)

 

 

TIME OF DEPARTURE (UTC)

 

 

POSITION AT DEPARTURE

Lat

Long

6.   VERIFICATION

Vessel Documentation

Checked Y/N

Certified Drawings or description of fish room and freezers kept on board:

Checked Y/N

Accurate Up to date Stowage Plan kept on board:

Checked Y/N

Vessel quota by stock area

Observation by the inspectors, if any:

7.   DATE OF LAST SEA INSPECTION:

8.   REPORTING OF VESSEL MOVEMENTS/VMS

8.1 FISHING TRIP

First day fished in the RA

Last Position Communicated

DATE

 

 

TIME (UTC)

 

 

LATITUDE

 

 

LONGITUDE

 

 

DAYS in NAFO RA

 

 


8.2 REPORTS/VMS

 

VMS transponder installed

Checked Y/N

VMS system operative

Checked Y/N

Are reports communicated (If Yes, note:)

Checked Y/N

9.   RECORDING OF FISHING EFFORT AND CATCHES

Fishing Logbook

Checked Y/N

Indicate if Fishing logbook is:

Electronic / Paper

Are recordings made in accordance with Article 28 of and Annex II.A to the CEM:

Checked Y/N

If not, indicate the inaccurate or missing recording (s):

10.   OBSERVER SCHEME

Is there an Observer present on the vessel:

Y/N

Observer’s name:

 

Observer Contracting Party:

 

11.   MESH MEASUREMENT — IN MILLIMETERS

11.1   Type of Net:

Codend (inclusive of lengthener(s), if any) - Samples of 20 meshes 100 mm+ ___________+:

Width (Mesh Size)

Average Width

Legal Size

1st Net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th Net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chafer - Samples of meshes

1st Net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th Net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rest of Net - Samples of 20 meshes

1st Net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th Net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.   SUMMARY OF CATCHES FROM LOGBOOKS FOR THE CURRENT FISHING TRIP

Date of entry into RA/Division

Division

Fish species with 3-alpha code

Catch (metric tonnes)

Conversion factor

How processed

Discards