Background and Objectives

The work of the Observer Health, Safety, and Welfare APO focus area is centered about initiating and managing projects intended to provide resources,  investigate, and take action upon important initiatives meant to foster the health, safety, and general welfare of Fisheries Observers, such as: at-sea working conditions and emergency procedures; safety training, rules, and standards; drills and inspections; and, compliance and enforcement of rules and standards that have bearing on the safety of observers and their professional livelihood.  


For details and resources specific to each of the current ongoing work of the Observer Health, Safety, and Welfare APO Focus Area, please navigate to each project page found at the following links:

Membership and Contact Information

Please do not hesitate to contact APO with your questions or feedback, and if you have any interest in participating in the developments of this APO Focus Area.