Employment Standards Committee
Observer Professionalism Working Group (OPWG)
The work of the Employment Standards Committee of the OPWG addresses such topics as: observer training, codes of conduct, hiring eligibility and competency standards, database and data collection standards, employee retention, and rules concerning the observer/fisher working relationships.
CCAMLR Observer Technical Coordinator
Observer Training Director/ Deployment Coordinator
Cape Town, South Africa
International Fisheries Research Officer
US National Observer Program/ International Affairs
Silver Springs, M.D., USA
Amy Van Atten
Observer Program Operations Coordinator
Woods Hole, M.A., USA
Link directly to a summary of the Employment Standards Committee's findings (up until July 2008) at: 2008 Employment Standards Committee Findings
Navigate to the 2009 OPWG Employment Standards Committee Plan for a complete plan of this committee's intended work leading up to and during the 6th IFOMC (Portland, USA; July 2009). The primary purpose with presenting this plan is to chart this committee's intention for conducting Focused Interviews, so interview participants may have the opportunity to reference objectives, scope, and potential questions for facilitating the actual interview process.