Regional License List

Countries have been encouraged to share information on licensed vessels as part of the WATF regular information sharing process. Since 2016, national license lists have been regularly compiled into a regional Combined License List. Awareness of the value of organising and sharing information on licensed vessels has increased in recent years, as it provides the basis for regional cooperation and information sharing to increase transparency and support joint actions against illegal operators in the fisheries sector.

Factsheet 03 - The Shared Information on Licensed Vessels