Response by authorities of the fishing vessel to a serious violation notification
32. In the case of any boarding and inspection of a fishing vessel during which the authorized inspectors observe an activity or condition that would constitute a serious violation, as defined in paragraph 37, the authorities of the inspection vessels shall immediately notify the authorities of the fishing vessel, directly as well as through the Commission.
33. Upon receipt of a notification under paragraph 32, the authorities of the fishing vessels shall without delay:
a. assume their obligation to investigate and, if the evidence warrants, take enforcement action against the fishing vessel in question and so notify the authorities of the inspection vessel, as well as the Commission; or
b. authorize the authorities of the inspection vessel to complete investigation of the possible violation and so notify the Commission.
36. Upon receipt of a notification pursuant to paragraph 32, the authorities of the fishing vessel shall make best effort to respond without delay and in any case no later than within 3 (three) full working days.