Synopsis of longline observer data reported pursuant to Resolution C-11-08

Citation
IATTC SAC (2019) Synopsis of longline observer data reported pursuant to Resolution C-11-08. In: IATTC - 10th Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee. IATTC SAC-10-04, San Diego, California
Abstract

This document and accompanying tables summarize current reporting by IATTC CPCs2 in response to Resolution C-11-08, which requires CPCs to place observers on a portion of their longline vessels over 20m length overall (LOA), operating in the eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO). The Resolution mandated the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) to establish the formats of these reports, which necessarily means also their content, including the nature of the data and other relevant information reported by the observer programs, and, by extension, the fleets that they observe. To date the SAC, working with the IATTC staff, has established three reporting requirements under C-11-08: 1) summary national reports; 2) operational-level longline observer data; and 3) metadata for the longline fleet.