CMM 2017-03 09

Status: Active
Included in ARPt2
Effective From
Applicability Definition
Applies to Port CCMs (generally)
Port CCM to facilitate entry of a fishing vessel where observe safety incident has been reported
Full Text

If any of the events in paragraphs 3 – 7 occur (a WCPFC ROP observer dies, is missing or presumed fallen overboard, OR a WCPFC ROP observer suffers from a serious illness or injury that threatens his or her health or safety, OR there are reasonable grounds to believe a WCPFC ROP observer has been assaulted, intimidated, threatened, or harassed such that their health or safety is endangered and the observer or the observer provider indicates to the CCM to which the fishing vessel is flagged that they wish for the observer to be removed from the fishing vessel) port CCMs, shall facilitate entry of the fishing vessel to allow disembarkation of the WCPFC ROP observer and, to the extent possible, assist in any investigations if so requested by the flag CCM.

Observer activity related requirement
Sub Theme
Port State measures
Category / CMR Section
Category: Report
Introduced Date:
Audit Point Definition
The Secretariat confirms that port CCMs submitted a statement in AR Pt2 that confirms, in the event that any observer safety issues outlined in paragraphs 3 to 7 occurred, it facilitated port entry for fishing vessels carrying WCPFC ROP observers and facilitated safe disembarkation of WCPFC ROP observers.
CCM limits not applicable for this obligation
Category: Report
CMS Compliance History
When Evaluated:N/A
Average Score:N/A
Likelihood of Non-Compliance:
Consequence of Risk Ratings
CCM or collective group Consequence of Non-Compliance Risk of Non-Compliance
European Union
Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)