- IMO Number: 9127435
- CFR Number: ESP000023164
- IRCS Call Sign: EAMB
- Vessel Flag: Spain
Vessel Flag History
Vessel Name History
- ALBACORA UNO
Vessel IRCS History
Agreements & Authorisations
Fishery /Gear 28
|FPA Côte d’Ivoire: Freezer Tuna Seiners 2013 - 2018||FPA Côte d’Ivoire 2013 - 2018||1|
|FPA Comoros: Freezer Tuna Seiners 2014 – 2017||FPA Comoros 2014 - 2017||1|
|FPA Cape Verde: Freezer Tuna Seiners 2011 - 2014||FPA Cape Verde 2011 – 2014||1|
|FPA Micronesia: Surface Longliners 2007 - 2010||FPA Micronesia 2007 - 2010||1|
|FPA Micronesia: Freezer Tuna Seiners 2007 - 2010||FPA Micronesia 2007 - 2010||2|
|FPA Gabon: Freezer Tuna Seiners 2013 - 2016||FPA Gabon 2013 - 2016||1|
|RFMO IATTC - EU flagged vessels operating in IATTC||RFMO - IATTC||1|
|RFMO: IOTC EU vessels > 24M. – targeting Tuna||RFMO - IOTC||3|
|FPA Kiribati: Tuna Seiners 2006 - 2012||FPA Kiribati 2006 - 2012||5|
|FPA Kiribati: Tuna Seiners 2012 - 2015||FPA Kiribati 2012 - 2015||2|
|FPA Madagascar: Purse Seiner 2015 - 2018||FPA Madagascar 2015 - 2018||2|
|FPA Mauritania – Freezer Tuna Seiners 2012 - 2014||FPA Mauritania 2012 - 2014||1|
|FPA Mauritius Tuna purse seiners 2014 - 2015||FPA Mauritius 2014 - 2016||3|
|FPA Solimon Islands tuna seiner 2006 - 2010||FPA Solomon Islands 2006 - 2010||2|
|FPA Solomon Islands – Seiners 2009 – 2012||FPA Solomon Islands 2009 - 2012||1|
|FPA Seychelles –tuna seiners 2014 - 2020||FPA Seychelles 2014 - 2020||5|
|RFMO ICCAT – EU vessels > 20 M - Tuna||RFMO - ICCAT||2|
|Spanish vessels under private agreement Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean: tuna species||Spanish vessels Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean||2|
|Spanish vessels under private agreements Tanzania: tuna species||Spanish vessels Tanzania||3|
|Spanish vessels under private agreement Kenia: tuna species||Spanish vessels Kenya||2|
|Spanish vessels under private agreements Tuvalu: tuna species||Spanish vessels Tuvalu||6|
|Spanish vessels under private agreement Nauru: tuna species||Spanish vessels Nauru||2|
|Spanish vessels under private agreement Tokelau: tuna species||Spanish vessels Tokelau||3|
|purse seiners||FPA Madagascar 2015 - 2018||1|
|purse seiners||FPA Mauritius 2014 - 2016||1|
|tuna purse seiner||FPA Seychelles 2014 - 2020||1|
|EU vessels authorised to fish for Bigeye, Yellowfin tuna and Skipjack (Tropical) in the ICCAT Convention area [Rec. 16-01]||RFMO - ICCAT||1|
|purse seiners||SFPA EU/Republic of Mauritius 2017-2021||1|
Distinct Types 3
|Regional Fisheries Management Organisation||7|
|Direct Authorisations or Chartering Agreement||23|
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements (SFPAs):
The EU negotiates SFPAs (previously called Fisheries Partnership Agreements, FPAs) with non-EU countries to allow EU vessels to fish for surplus stocks in that country's exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Under these agreements, the EU pays a contribution to the coastal state for access to its fishing resources.
The majority of these SFPAs are negotiated with developing countries. In 2014, more than €130 million was paid to 13 countries to secure access to fisheries for the EU fleet under this type of agreement. The only publicly disclosed information on SFPAs is the access fee paid by the EU, the EU member states that requested access to the country's waters, and the available fishing opportunities.
Access of third countries to EU waters:
Access of third country vessels to EU waters, for instance, in overseas territories is governed through access agreements with the EU. Currently, Venezuela-flagged vessels are fishing in French Guyana and Seychelles-flagged vessels are fishing in Mayotte.
These cover the joint management of shared stocks with Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. EU vessels fish in Norwegian, Icelandic and Faroese waters under FAR licences and vice versa. With many North Sea and North-East Atlantic stocks shared across maritime boundaries, the EU, Iceland, Norway and the Faroe Islands coordinate their fishing activities and exchange quota. These agreements are extremely important to a large section of the EU fleet, especially the agreement with Norway, which covers quotas worth over €2 billion.
Authorisations for EU vessels to operate within a Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (RFMO) Agreement area or on the high seas where no RFMO is in place. The EU is currently a contracting party to six tuna RFMOs and 11 non-tuna RFMOs in all of the world’s oceans.
Private or chartering agreements between EU companies and third countries.
EU companies also negotiate private agreements with certain non-EU countries that grant them private access to fishing resources in the waters of these coastal states. This is only allowed when there is no Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement (SFPA) between the EU and the particular country in place. In addition, EU companies set up chartering agreements for their EU vessels to fish the resources of certain coastal states in collaboration with local companies.
In addition, under the current Regulation, EU member states whose vessels engage in fishing activities in non-EU country waters through private or chartering agreements must only inform the European Commission of the names of the vessels concerned. There is no requirement to provide other relevant information, such as the target species, fishing area, period or gear, or for this information to be made publically available. This makes it impossible for the Commission, non-EU countries with a fishing or management interest in the same stocks and other stakeholders to fully understand the activities carried out by these vessels and to ensure they are legal and sustainable.
Furthermore, there is no EU-wide database of information on private agreements between EU companies and third countries. Even though the vessels benefitting from these agreements fly EU flags or are operated by EU nationals, the EU has not established procedures to ensure that these arrangements comply with EU fisheries laws, respect labour laws, or to guarantee the EU operator that the authorisation they have bought is valid. Information on private agreements since 2008 was included in the access to information request. However the European Commission was not able to provide any information on fishing activity of EU Member States under private agreements. Private agreements are therefore not included in this database.