Maritime NZ is seeking the input of skippers, crew, and the wider fishing industry on new watchkeeping guidance expected to be published later this year.
The guidance does not contain any new rules; just a reminder for both skippers and crew of the current legislation and their responsibilities for helping to ensure that every fishing trip is safe, and people return to shore unharmed.
Feedback is sought on the following two draft guidance documents:
- Watchkeeping Guidance for Skippers and Fishing Vessel Owner-Operators
- Watchkeeping Guidance for Crew
The consultation closes at 5 PM on Monday the 31st of October 2022.
For full details see the Maritime NZ website.
MNZ Consultation Document - Watchkeeping Guidance for Skippers and Fishing Vessel Owner-Operators
MNZ Consultation Document - Watchkeeping Guidance for Crew