Regional Fishing Vessels Record (RFVR) is a primary tool to reduce the IUU fishing in Southeast Asian Region.

The Regional Fishing Vessels Record (RFVR) Database is an online system to support the
fishing vessel inspection to reduce the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing vessels. It is expected that RFVR will work as a practical tool for related authorities of the ASEAN Member States (AMSs) in checking and taking corrective actions against inappropriate behavior of its fishing vessels, thereby supporting the elimination of IUU fishing in the Southeast Asian Region. For example, AMSs can take appropriate actions
against “Stateless Vessels, fishing vessels, pouching” by sharing information and identifying
problematic vessels through the RFVR database. Moreover, the information in RFVR Database is planned to update time to time by AMSs that means AMSs emphasize to share information on fishing vessels for combat and eliminate IUU fishing in the region.