China News Service, May 22, according to the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, recently, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs issued the "Notice on Strengthening the Management of Reprinting of Open Sea Fisheries on the High Seas", requiring that from January 1, 2021, all ocean fishery high seas reprinting activities will be It needs to be reported and carried out under the supervision of observers; to carry out resource integration, upgrade capabilities and strengthen services on the high seas reprinted transportation force, and to improve the marketization, transparency, standardization and international competitiveness of ocean-going self-catching aquatic products transportation.
The "Notice" makes it clear that in the future, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs will no longer accept applications for manufacturing (including new construction, decommissioning and construction, purchase and new construction, etc.) of ocean-going fishery auxiliary ships, and existing ocean-going fishery auxiliary ships will continue to be retained and phased out in accordance with the current management system. In the next step, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs will work with relevant departments to organize fisheries departments and scientific research and education units, ocean-going fishery associations, and ocean-going fishery enterprises in various places, establish and improve institutional measures such as high seas reprint reports, dispatch of observers, and international compliance, and effectively strengthen the reprinting and transportation of high seas. Supervision and inspection of the situation to build a traceable system for the legal fishing of oceanic self-caught aquatic products from sea to port.
It is reported that reprinting on the high seas is a form of maritime operations commonly adopted by ocean-going fisheries countries. However, in the absence of effective supervision, reprinting activities may become a potential way for illegal catches to evade supervision, which not only leads to inaccurate fishing output statistics, affecting fishery resources. The effective assessment also damages the normal order of fishery management and the interests of lawful offshore fishing vessels. As the international community tightens the conservation and management of fishery resources on the high seas, the reprinting of the high seas has become the regulatory focus of various regional fisheries management organizations. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization is organizing the development of international maritime reprinting guidelines. Some regional fisheries management organizations have successively formulated and implemented transportation vessel registration, Reprint reports, international observers and other measures.