Transshipment is the transfer, over the side, of any quantity of fisheries resources or products thereof retained on board, from one fishing vessel to another vessel. This includes transporting fish products, participating in joint operations such as re-supply or re-fueling of vessels engaged in fishing activities.
The Liberian Administration has established Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) requirements for all ships that engage in transshipment.
Liberia currently has membership with the following Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) and issues licenses for these regions:
DG SANTE (Certification Underway)
DG SANTE will allow Liberian flagged reefer vessels the ability to discharge frozen fish in ports within the European Union.
For details regarding Liberia’s Transshipment program, please reference the following Marine Notices:
For additional information, please contact:
22980 Indian Creek Drive, Suite 200
Dulles, Virginia 20166 USA
Tel: +1 703 790 3434
Fax: +1 703 790 5655