Use of AIS onboard Fishing Vessels
The Panama Maritime Authority is working in their control of the fishing vessels. For this, has implemented measurements to ensure the mandatory use of AIS (Automatic Identification System) onboard fishing vessels with an International registry certificate, wherever they are, including Panamanian jurisdictional waters.
PMDS surveyors shall verify the fully compliance of these requirements and evidence shall be included in the survey report.
Panamanian fishing vessels of international registry certificate that do not have AIS equipment, shall install it before June 30th, 2023, in order to comply with this requirement.