This paper provides a summary of data collected by Scientific Observers operating in the Convention Area on board fishing vessels during the 2018 season (based on data received by the Secretariat up to 8 October 2018). Developments in the Scheme of International Scientific Observation Program are discussed with several metrics of observer performance presented, demonstrating an improved performance in species identification by observers, and fewer processing errors from the new longline logbook format.
WG-FSA-18/11 Rev. 1
Ms Belinda Blackburn (CCAMLR Secretariat)