FAO - Global Record of Fishing Vessels Refrigerated Vessels and Supply Vessels


The Global Record of Fishing Vessels Refrigerated Transport Vessels and Supply Vessels (Global Record) is a voluntary, phased and collaborative global initiative intending to make information available on vessel identification and other relevant data with the aim of providing a reliable and rapid way to contrast data with other sources. Fishing vessels are included but also other vessels involved in fishing operations are included.

The main objective of the Global Record is to provide a powerful tool to prevent, deter and eradicate the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing activities, making it more difficult for vessels operating outside the law.

The Global Record was endorsed by the FAO member States through the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) as one of the main global tools to fight IUU fishing.