CMM 2017-03 10

Status: Active
Included in ARPt2
Effective From
Applicability Definition
Applies to ROP Observer Providers
Required actions if an observer safety incident is reported after the observer has disembarked the vessel
Full Text

In the event that, after disembarkation from a fishing vessel of a WCPFC ROP observer, an observer provider identifies—such as during the course of debriefing the observer—a possible violation involving assault or harassment of the observer while on board the fishing vessel, the observer provider shall notify, in writing, the flag CCM and the Secretariat, and the flag CCM shall:
a. investigate the event based on the information provided by the observer provider and take any appropriate action in response to the results of the investigation; 
b. cooperate fully in any investigation conducted by the observer provider, including providing the report to the observer provider and appropriate authorities of the incident; and
c. notify the observer provider and the Secretariat of the results of its investigation and any actions taken.  

Observer activity related requirement
Sub Theme
Observer welfare and safety
Category / CMR Section
Category: Report
Introduced Date:
Audit Point Definition
The Secretariat confirms that CCMs, that are providers of WCPFC ROP observers, submitted a statement outlining how it implements the requirements of paragraph 10 a – c in the event that, after an ROP observer’s disembarkation from a fishing vessel, the observer provider identifies a possible violation involving assault or harassment of the observer while on board the fishing vessel.
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)