Intersessional work on improving labour standards for crew on fishing vessels (2021)
At WCPFC17 (December 2020), the Commission noted the TCC16 recommendation in paragraph 236 of the TCC16 Summary Report that had recommended consideration by WCPFC17 regarding the treatment of crew on fishing vessels and to further strengthen observer safety. The Commission agreed to intersessional work to be led by Co-Leads Indonesia and an FFA Member through various means to promote discussion among members and enable the sharing of information, with initial discussion points to be developed in consultation with the Commission Chair and the Secretariat.
During 2021, the intersessional work on improving labour standards for crew on fishing vessels has been progressed under the leadership of Putuh Suadela (Indonesia) and Emma Hodder (New Zealand) in consultation with interested Members, Cooperating Non-Members and Participating Territories (CCMs) and other stakeholders.
On July 13 2021, a Workshop on Labour Standards for Crew on Fishing Vessels was convened. The papers discussed at that meeting can be found here
Other documents relevant to the Intersessional Work are provided below
|Symbol||Title||Files||Date of Issue|
|Circ 2021-11||Letter from New Zealand and Indonesia: Nominations for Intersessional Work on Labour Standards for Crews on Fishing Vessels||(322.67 KB)||1 Mar 2021|
|Circ 2021-41||Virtual Workshop on Labour Standards for Crews on Fishing Vessels in WCPFC||(150.72 KB)||16 Jun 2021|
|CoChairs_1Aug2021||Revised draft CMM proposal for discussion - 30 July version (Extended deadline for comments by Wednesday 25 August 2021)||(30.28 KB) (69.99 KB)||1 Aug 2021|
|TCC17-2021-DP05_rev1||Update to TCC17_rev 1||(845.82 KB)||23 Sep 2021|
|6 Oct Co-chairs||Feedback requested by 1 Nov||(28.07 KB) (60.93 KB) (73.12 KB)||6 Oct 2021|
|Circ 2021-90||2nd virtual workshop on Labour Standards for Crews on Fishing Vessels in WCPFC||(1.63 MB)||14 Oct 2021|
|Circ 2021-95||Cancellation of labour standards workshop||(41.37 KB)||2 Nov 2021|
|WCPFC18-2021-DP07||Update from Co-chairs on Intersessional work to improve crew labour standards||(793.9 KB)||22 Nov 2021|