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.

Committee Lead

Bob Stanley
CCAMLR Observer Technical Coordinator
Canberra, Australia
Committee Contact:

Committee Members

Chris Heineken
Observer Training Director/ Deployment Coordinator
Cape Town, South Africa

Tom Nishida
International Fisheries Research Officer
Shizuoka, Japan

Teresa Turk
US National Observer Program/ International Affairs
Silver Springs, M.D., USA

Amy Van Atten
Observer Program Operations Coordinator
Woods Hole, M.A., USA

Existing Findings

Link directly to a summary of the Employment Standards Committee’s findings (up until July 2008) at: 2008 Employment Standards Committee Findings

Continued Work

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.