Fisheries Observers’ Survey for Western and Central Pacific now live

Press Release

4 September 2020

Understanding the Working Conditions of Western and Central Pacific Ocean Fisheries Observers: A Baseline Survey.

London. UK. Human Rights at Sea in partnership with the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab and supported by the Association for Professional Observers, has today gone live with a new Fisheries Observer survey as part of ongoing work addressing the health, safety and well-being of Fisheries Observers in the Western and Central Pacific region.

Understanding the Working Conditions of Western and Central Pacific Ocean Fisheries Observers: A Baseline Survey‘ has an aim to better understand the working conditions of fisheries observers and to identify factors that may help observers in the future.

The survey is headed by Dr. Jessica Sparks, Rights Lab Associate Director, and will take respondents between 20 and 25 minutes to complete. There are no right or wrong answers and respondents will be asked about their experiences on board (including experiences with harassment and abuse), as well as background questions about the vessels they have worked on.

Anyone who is over the age of 18 and that has observed at least 1 trip in western, central Pacific Ocean fisheries since 2017 is eligible to participate. Participation in the survey is anonymous and voluntary and the responses will be used to make recommendations to improve working conditions for observers.

More information about the survey can be found in the information sheet (including an explanation of the geographic boundaries of the western, central Pacific Ocean) and the outline details sheet below.

The survey can be found at the following link: https://bit.ly/32s59XJ

The link to the survey should be forwarded to other observers in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean region.

The survey should be completed by October 16th, 2020.

HRAS Fisheries Observer Survey Information Sheet

Download the explanatory information sheet to accompany the survey link.

HRAS Fisheries Observer Survey Outline Details

Download the accompanying outline details sheet to accompany the survey link.

Contact

Dr. Jessica Sparks, Rights Lab Associate Director, Ecosystems and the Environment Programme, University of Nottingham, UK: jessica.sparks@nottingham.ac.uk

David Hammond Esq. CEO, Human Rights at Sea: david.hammond@humanrightsatsea.org

Ends.

 

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