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|