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French Equivalent: État du pavilion

A flag state in relation to a fishing vessel, is the state under whose laws the fishing vessel is registered or licensed; in the case of a fishing vessel that is not registered or licensed under the laws of any state, the flag states is the state whose flag the fishing vessel is entitled to fly.

Source Publication:
Review of Fisheries in OECD Countries: Glossary, February 1998.

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, June 19, 2002