Cape Town Agreement Pdf
. Within the framework of a regional agreement approved in accordance with Article 3(5) of the Torremolinos Protocol, [insert name of Member State] shall be bound by the relevant legislation of the European Union, namely Council Directive 97/70/EC of 11 December 1997 establishing a harmonised safety regime for fishing vessels of 24 metres in length and over (1). Therefore, [insert name of Member State], the provisions of the Torremolinos Protocol on safety standards will apply to third-country fishing vessels of 24 metres in length and over operating in its internal or territorial waters or landing in one of its ports, subject to the conditions laid down in that Directive. . CTA updates, amends and replaces the Torremolinos Protocol of 1993 as regards the Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels, 1977. Neither the Torremolinos Convention nor the Protocol will enter into force, but the provisions will be reflected by CTA. Once the ATC is in force, minimum requirements are laid down for the design, construction, equipment and inspection of fishing vessels of 24 metres or more in length operating on the high seas. Its entry into force would allow port States to carry out safety inspections that could be coordinated with fishing and employment agencies to ensure transparency of fishing and occupation activities. The treaty provides for minimum safety measures for fishing vessels in line with the International Convention for the Protection of Life at Sea (SOLAS), a binding international treaty on the safety of merchant ships that entered into force in 1980. It also calls for the harmonisation of fisheries, labour and safety inspections. .