CMM 2017-03 11

Status: Active
Included in ARPt2
Effective From
Applicability Definition
Applies to ROP Observer Providers
Requirement that CCMs are to ensure their national Observer Providers take certain actions to support the implementation of CMM 2017-03
Full Text

CCMs shall ensure that their national observer providers: 
a. immediately notify the flag CCM in the event that a WCPFC ROP observer dies, is missing or presumed fallen overboard in the course of observer duties;  
b. cooperate fully in any search and rescue operation; 
c. cooperate fully in any and all official investigations into any incident involving an WCPFC ROP observer; 
d. facilitate the disembarkation and replacement of a WCPFC ROP observer in a situation involving the serious illness or injury of that observer as soon as possible; 
e. facilitate the disembarkation of a WCPFC ROP observer in any situation involving the assault, intimidation, threats to, or harassment of that observer to such an extent that the observer wishes to be removed from the vessel, as soon as possible; and
f. provide the flag CCM with a copy of the observer report on alleged violations involving that provider’s observer upon request, pursuant to the WCPFC Rules and Procedures for Protection, Access to, and Dissemination of Data Compiled by the Commission and Rules and Procedures for the Protection, Access to, and Dissemination of High Seas Non-Public Domain Data and Information Compiled by the Commission for the Purpose of Monitoring, Control or Surveillance (MCS) Activities and the Access to and Dissemination of High Seas VMS Data for Scientific Purposes. 

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 its national provider implements the requirements of paragraph 11 a – f.
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)