Intersessional work on improving labour standards for crew on fishing vessels (2021-2022)

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

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.

On July 27 2022, a Workshop on Labour Standards for Crew on Fishing Vessel will be convened (this is workshop that was previously proposed to be 15- 16 June 2022).  The papers for that meeting can be found here

Key documents relevant to the Intersessional Work are provided below. 

 

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