Proactive Vessel Registry (PVR)

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundations (ISSF) PVR was initially developed to provide vessel owners with an opportunity to identify themselves as active participants in fishery sustainability efforts. It also supports validation of information for tuna purchasers and interested stakeholders, highlighting the commitments of each vessel to improve tuna fishing practices. To date the PVR is mainly used by large purse seine fisheries, with little focus on small-scale vessels. MDPI, together with ISSF, Asosiasi Perikanan Pole and line dan Handline Indonesia (AP2HI), and the International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF), initiated the implementation of a pilot in Indonesia. The project aimed to identify whether small-scale fishermen from handline and pole and line tuna fisheries in eastern Indonesia could use the PVR system in a similar way to the large scale vessels.