International Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference (IFOMC) Resources
The 7th International Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference (IFOMC) was held in Viña del Mar, Chile; April 8-12, 2013. 7th IFOMC Chair Oscar Guzman and the Steering Committee are currently finalizing conference proceedings. Current deadline for extended abstracts is 09 September 2013. We will post conference materials here as they are published.
IFOMC Series Proceedings
1998: Proceedings of the First Bienniel Canada/US Observer Program Workshop
2000: Canada/US Fisheries Observer Program: The Proceedings
2002: Proceedings of the 3rd International Fisheries Observer Conference
2004: Proceedings of the 4th International Fisheries Observer Conference
2007: Proceedings of the 5th International Fisheries Observer Conference
2009: 6th International Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference
2013: 7th International Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference
IFOMC Working Groups and Workshops
2008 Observer Professionalism Working Group Report
Follow this link to the report holding all work conducted by the Observer Professionalism Working Group (OPWG) through July 2008.
Best Practices for the Collection of Longline Data to Facilitate Research and Analysis to Reduce Bycatch of Protected Species
Follow this link to the report in regards to an associated workshop held at the 4th Conference; Sydney, Australia; 2004.
Observer Bill of Rights
Follow this link to the Observer Bill of Rights document, a product of a workshop and panel session held at the 2nd Conference; St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada; 2000.
International Observer Bill of Rights (IOBR) and Associated Code of Conduct for Responsible Observer Programmes - Observer Health and Safety (CCROP-HS) and Stakeholder Responsibilities (CCROP-SR). These documents were presented at the Observer Professionalism and Rights Workshop at the 7th IFOMC, Viña del Mar, Chile.