Intersessional work on improving labour standards for crew on fishing vessels (2021-2024)

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.

2021

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

2022

In 2022, the intersessional work on improving labour standards for crew on fishing vessels will be continuing, under the leadership of Putuh Suadela (Indonesia) and Sarah McAvinchey (New Zealand).   A dedicated Online Discussion Forum page established to support the WCPFC intersessional work on labour standards for crew on fishing vessels in the WCPFC.  If there are any updates from CCMs to their nominated representatives to participate in the intersessional work, and for access to the dedicated Online Discussion Forum page, please provide the name(s), CCM affiliation and email address to the Co-Chairs.

In late July 2022, a Workshop on Labour Standards for Crew on Fishing Vessel was convened.  The papers for that meeting can be found here.  Updates that the co-chairs provided to TCC18 and WCPFC19 meetings in 2022, may be accessed from the table below.

2023

On 14 April 2023, the Co-Chairs have circulated a revised draft CMM proposal for comment by IWG participants (183.96 KB54.3 KB). Comments were requested to the co-chairs by Friday, 12 May 2023.

On 7 September 2023, a 3rd Workshop on Labour Standards for Crew on Fishing Vessel was convened virtually.  The papers for that meeting can be found here

In December 2023, the Co-Chairs provided an update to WCPFC 20 on the progress to develop a CMM. A copy is provided below.

2024

In 2024, the intersessional work on improving labour standards for crew on fishing vessels will be continuing, under the leadership of Putuh Suadela (Indonesia) and Heather Ward (New Zealand).

Key past 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 file attachment (322.67 KB) 1 Mar 2021
Circ 2021-41 Virtual Workshop on Labour Standards for Crews on Fishing Vessels in WCPFC
Indonesia
file attachment (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)
Co-Chairs
file attachment (30.28 KB)file attachment (69.99 KB) 1 Aug 2021
TCC17-2021-DP05_rev1 Update to TCC17_rev 1 file attachment (845.82 KB) 23 Sep 2021
6 Oct Co-chairs Feedback requested by 1 Nov file attachment (28.07 KB)file attachment (60.93 KB)file attachment (73.12 KB) 6 Oct 2021
Circ 2021-90 2nd virtual workshop on Labour Standards for Crews on Fishing Vessels in WCPFC file attachment (1.63 MB) 14 Oct 2021
Circ 2021-95 Cancellation of labour standards workshop file attachment (41.37 KB) 2 Nov 2021
WCPFC18-2021-DP07 Update from Co-chairs on Intersessional work to improve crew labour standards
Co-chairs
file attachment (793.9 KB) 22 Nov 2021
Circ 2022-21 Update on Intersessional Work on Labour Standards for Crews on Fishing Vessels in WCPFC file attachment (1.02 MB)file attachment (67.43 KB) 28 Apr 2022
WCPFC-LabourStandards2-2022-OP01 Letter to WCPFC
Organization for the Promotion of Responsible Tuna Fishing (OPRT)
file attachment (156.94 KB) 30 Jun 2022
WCPFC-LabourStandards2-2022-02 Revised draft CMM - July 2022
Co-Chairs
(pdf version and word version are enclosed)
file attachment (523.21 KB)file attachment (28.04 KB) 19 Jul 2022
WCPFC-TCC18-2022-22_rev1 Update from Co-Chairs on Intersessional Work to Improve Crew Labour Standards
Co-Chairs
file attachment (327.38 KB) 29 Aug 2022
Cochairs 3 Dec 2022 Update on 2023 Intersessional Workplan
Co-chairs
file attachment (128.12 KB) 3 Dec 2022
Co-Chairs 14 Apr 2023 WCPFC Labour Standards - draft CMM, IWG comments
comments are requested to the co-chairs by Friday 12 May 2023
file attachment (183.96 KB)file attachment (54.3 KB) 14 Apr 2023
Circ 2023-48 Labour Standards IWG: Scheduled Session to Review Revised Draft CMM file attachment (34.41 KB) 16 Jun 2023
Circ 2023-55 Cancellation of the Labour Standards IWG Session Scheduled for 12 July 2023 file attachment (16.47 KB) 11 Jul 2023
Circ 2023-62 Labour Standards IWG: Scheduled Session to Review Revised Draft CMM file attachment (32.51 KB) 31 Jul 2023
WCPFC-LabourStandards3-2023-01_rev1 Revised Draft CMM - revision 1 (issued 31 July 2023)
Co-Chairs
file attachment (250.99 KB)file attachment (64.41 KB) 31 Jul 2023
WCPFC20-2023-LabourStdsIWG Update from Co-Chairs on Intersessional Work to Improve Crew Labour Standards
Labour Standards IWG Co-Chairs
file attachment (501.61 KB) 15 Nov 2023
Circ 2024-13 Proposed work plan for Labour Standards CMM 2024 file attachment (324.3 KB) 13 Mar 2024
Circ 2024-16 Updated Labour Standards Workplan file attachment (380.43 KB) 25 Mar 2024
Circ 2024-25 WCPFC Circular 2024/25 Workshop to progress the development of a WCPFC CMM on labour standards onboard fishing vessels file attachment (1.08 MB) 16 May 2024
2024 Workplan_updated Updated Labour Standards Workplan
Co-Chairs
file attachment (158.02 KB) 19 Jun 2024

 

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