Med Sea Alliance

malta bank FRA


The East of Malta Bank Fisheries Restricted Area (FRA) –  located in the Strait of Sicily (GSA16) – was established by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) in 2018 and adopted at EU level in June 2019. Fishing with bottom trawl nets is prohibited inside the FRA.

Inside this No Trawl Area it was observed a total of 24 apparent apparent fishing days1 from 2020-06-24 until 2021-12-03 carried by 6 vessels.

The vessels* that were observed to be apparently fishing inside the No Trawl Area during this period were:

Vessel Name MMSI Vessel Unique Identifier Flag EU fleet register main gear EU fleet register auxiliary gear Length (m) fra Apparent fishing days
ALDOPADRE 247101550 ITA000017930 ITA OTB LLS 24.8 malta_bank_FRA 6
COBRA3 247281290 ITA000028540 ITA OTB LLS 20.075 malta_bank_FRA 2
DELFINO 247145190 ITA000015100 ITA OTB LLS 20.7 malta_bank_FRA 4
FRATELLILITRICO 247301090 ITA000015093 ITA OTB PS 18.085 malta_bank_FRA 1
MARGHERITA 247140990 ITA000015019 ITA OTB PS 15.41 malta_bank_FRA 5
ORCHIDEA2 247301080 ITA000018292 ITA OTB LLS 23 malta_bank_FRA 6
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