Responsibility of masters of fishing vessels
It is the responsibility of the master to ensure that the satellite-tracking device is fully operational at all times. In particular the master must ensure that:
- data is not altered in any way
- antenna or antennas concerned are not obstructed in any way
- power supply to the satellite-tracking device is not interrupted in any way
- the satellite-tracking device is not removed from the vessel.
It is prohibited to destroy, damage, render inoperative or otherwise interfere with satellite-tracking device.
Failure to comply fully with the detailed rules as laid down in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 404/2011 (PDF 2.3 MB) may result in an offence being committed which could lead to enforcement action being taken.
Marine Management Organisation
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 376 2500
Fax: 0191 376 2501
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