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Chapter VI The Designation and Management of Ports for Transshipment or Landing
Article 31
The southern bluefin tuna catch of any fishing vessel shall be limited to in-port transshipment or in-port landing. For a carrier vessel which carries the regional observer on board dispatched by the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) or the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), and the distant water fisheries operator of the fishing vessel who has paid the cost to implement the regional observer program in accordance with the provisions in the regulations of respective Ocean, at-sea transshipment may be conducted.
Article 32
The transshipment of southern bluefin tuna by any southern bluefin tuna fishing vessel or carrier vessel shall be conducted in accordance with the “Regulations for Tuna Longline Fishing Vessels Proceeding to the Atlantic Ocean for Fishing Operation” or “Regulations for Tuna Longline Fishing Vessels Proceeding to the Indian Ocean for Fishing Operation”. Any southern bluefin tuna fishing vessel of the bycatch group that fishing in the Pacific Ocean shall only land in a domestic port.
The carrier vessel as referred to in the preceding paragraph shall be included in the list of carrier vessels of the CCSBT.
Within 24 hours after the completion of transshipment by the carrier vessel as referred to in paragraph 1, the ICCAT or IOTC Transshipment Declaration that contains southern bluefin tuna catch shall be submitted to the CCSBT Secretariat and the competent authority.
Article 32-1
Carrier vessels shall separate and stow catches by the fishing vessels transshipped, and shall develop a stowage plan to show the locations in the hold of the quantities of southern bluefin tuna by fishing vessels names for inspection and verification. by vessels names and amount of southern bluefin tuna catch.
Article 33
The foreign ports for landing or transshipment of southern bluefin tuna shall be limited to Cape Town of South Africa or Port Louis in Mauritius.
Any distant water fisheries operator intending to land or transship southern bluefin tuna in the ports as referred to in the preceding paragraph shall, at least seven working days before the estimated date of entry into port, notify the competent authority through the Tuna Association, and shall, upon entry into port, accept the port inspections conducted by personnel dispatched by the competent authority or independent third party for the verification of the catch landed or transshipped.
For the southern bluefin tuna sold directly to Japan through at-sea transshipment, the distant water fisheries operator shall, at least seven working days before the estimated date of such catch arriving in Japan, report the estimated date of arrival to the competent authority, and shall accept the port inspections conducted by the independent third party for the verification of the catch landed.
The cost incurred from any inspection on catches conducted by the independent third party at the foreign ports shall be borne by the distant water fisheries operator of the fishing vessel being inspected.
Article 34
The domestic port for the landing of southern bluefin Tuna shall be limited to Chienchen Fishing Harbor in Kaohsiung.
Any distant water fisheries operator intending to conduct the landing as referred to in the preceding paragraph shall, at least seven working days before the entry into port of the fishing vessel, notify the competent authority through the Tuna Association, and shall, upon entry into port, accept the inspections conducted by personnel dispatched by the competent authority.
Article 35
The southern bluefin tuna that shall be shipped back by the fishing vessel of the domestic sale group shall arrive in the Republic of China before March 31 of the following fishing year and shall not be exported.
Article 36
Any shipment of southern bluefin tuna back to the Republic of China by commercial cargo vessel, airplane, carrier vessel or the fishing vessel itself shall be, at least seven working days before taking delivery or seven working days before the arrival of such fish product, notified to the competent authority, and upon entry into port, inspections conducted by the personnel dispatched by the competent authority shall be accepted.
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