Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries

Description

Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and the guidelines established for professional fishers.

Alternative labels

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FAO code of conduct

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Fisheries deckhand: Fisheries deckhands work on fishing vessels where they carry out fishing related activities. They undertake a wide range of fishing and maritime work on land and at sea, such as handling of fishing gears and catches, communications, supply, seamanship, hospitality and stores.
Deep-sea fishery worker: Deep-sea fishery workers operate on board fishing vessels to catch deep-sea fish for sale or delivery. They use equipment such as rods and nets to catch deep-sea fish according to legislation. Deep-sea fishery workers also transport, handle and preserve fish by salting, icing or freezing them.
Fisheries boatman: Fisheries boatmen operate small boats inshore and near the coast only. They organise, manage and execute shipping activities on deck and with engines. Fisheries boatmen capture and conserve fish or engage in aquaculture operations. They respect the safety conditions and comply with national and international regulations.
Boatswain: Boatswains organise the crew on deck and at the fishing hold to execute the orders received from a superior. They coordinate the operations of maintenance, manoeuvres, assembly and repair of fishing gear and sorting, processing and preserving of the catches while observing the hygienic standards and established safety regulations.
Fisheries master: Fisheries masters plan, manage and execute the activities of fishing vessels inshore, coastal and offshore waters. They direct and control the navigation. Fisheries masters can operate on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more. They control the loading, unloading and stevedoring, as well as the collection, handling, processing and preservation of fishing.
Fisheries observer: Fisheries observers record and report on fishing activity and the level of compliance and enforcement of conservation measures in force in the work area by controlling the position of the vessel, the use of the fishing gear and the catch. They provide the reports required for the scientific monitoring of the fishing area, provide policy advice and plan and coordinate activities.
Fisheries boatmaster: Fisheries boatmasters operate fishing vessels in coastal waters performing operations at the deck and engine. They control the navigation as well as capture and conservation of fish within the established boundaries in compliance with national and international regulations.

Optional knowledge

Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Agriculture, forestry and fishery vocational teacher: Agriculture, forestry and fishery vocational teachers instruct students in their specialised field of study, agriculture, forestry and fishery, which is predominantly practical in nature. They provide theoretical instruction in service of the practical skills and techniques the students must subsequently master for an agriculture, forestry or fishery profession. Agriculture, forestry and fishery vocational teachers monitor the students’ progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate their knowledge and performance on the subject of agriculture, forestry and fishery through assignments, tests and examinations.
Aquaculture husbandry manager: Aquaculture husbandry managers specialise in the husbandry of ongrowing aquatic species, especially in the feeding, growth, and stock management processes.

 


 

References

  1. Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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