Fisheries Observer Charter
Working hours and safety at sea for fisheries observers.
PDF, 293KB, 1 page
This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.
Fisheries observers often feel pressurised to work extended hours on commercial fishing trips in order to (a) satisfy sampling coverage targets, and (b) fit in with normal working patterns on board. Fatigue leads to poor judgement and slow response to the environment, which creates a safety hazard to the observer, the crew, and the vessel.
Published: 14 May 2015