The conditions for fishing for tuna fish for ships carrying the national flag and how to do so were determined by a ministerial decision issued in the Official Gazette No. 38.
According to the decision dated February 24, 2022, it concerns the conditions and modalities of obtaining red tuna fishing quotas. Red tuna fishing is subject to obtaining a marine fishing license granted by the regionally competent director of marine fisheries and aquaculture, according to a specific form.
The articles of the resolution also stipulate that obtaining a red tuna fishing license for each ship supplier carrying the national flag, armed and equipped to fish for red tuna, is subject to submitting a file containing the documents represented in particular by a written request from the ship’s supplier indicating the type of target fishing, red tuna fishing, technical characteristics of the fishing vessel or vessels and a list of the means used to haul live red tuna cages, as well as those relating to the means and equipment for fishing and trawling to be used.
Among the required documents, an additional inspection visit report certifying that the sniping or assistance vessel or vessels are capable of navigating the sea fishing they were directed to, and that the fishing gear and equipment destined for fishing for red tuna is conform to that.
In addition, a document evidencing the entry of currency derived from the export of red tuna by the dealers who participated in the red tuna fishing campaign last year, and finally the International Maritime Registration Number (OMI), must be submitted, and all bagged tuna fishing vessels must be equipped according to the specifications.