Discrepancies in Records of Vessel Owners

posted in: December 2019, Fisheries | 0

Michael Tosatto, administrator of the Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO) of the National Marine Fisheries Service, says his office requires holders of longline permits “to list the business and to declare (under penalty of perjury) that the information is true. We exercise due diligence in all cases and will routinely inquire further for a first-time applicant or when there is some reason (such as a different owner listed on the U.S.C.G. document). Any apparent issues will be clarified or provided to the [Office of Law Enforcement] for investigation. There is some expectation that the owner . . .

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