Regional Fishing Vessels Record (RFVR)
The Regional Fishing Vessels Record (RFVR) Database is an online system collaboratively established by the ASEAN Member States (AMSs) under the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Strategic Partnership (ASSP) mechanism.
The RFVR Database is a basic information required effective tools 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, IUU 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.