Panama: Zero tolerance for fishing vessels linked to illegal fishing
Jan 09, 2023
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Panama’s Ministry of the Presidency has issued Executive Decree 245 of 21 November 22, that orders immediate removal from the Panama Ship Registry of vessels for which the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP)’s Directorate General of Merchant Marine has reasonable grounds to consider they are linked to Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported Fishing activities (IUU), to comply with Panama’s commitments under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
With the enactment of Executive Decree N° 245 of 21 November 2022, the Panamanian Government confirms its commitment to be a guarantor of the State policy of Zero Tolerance to Unreported and Unregulated fishing.