ISSF 2023-08: Survey of RFMO Observer Programs and a Set of Best Practices*
|Date Added:||June 15, 2023|
|Tags:||Best Practices, CCSBT, IATTC, ICCAT, IOTC, Observer Coverage, Observer Programs, RFMOs, WCPFC|
|Report Type:||Technical Report|
Purse seine fisheries in all oceans are required to carry some level of human observer coverage in accordance with measures adopted by the relevant regional fisheries management organization (RFMO) for some or all of the year or in certain areas.
This Technical Report surveys a number of national and/or regional or sub-regional programs in place and in use in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, and it develops a set of best practices for human observer programs for purse seine vessels.
See also our RFMO Best Practices Snapshot on observer requirements.