The CCFS is hosted on the WCPFC SharePoint Intranet - https://intra.wcpfc.int.


Each CCM has been provided with a CMR logon username and password. See your Party Administrator if you do not have the credentials and you believe you should be able to view or enter comments into the CCFS on behalf of your CCM.


To access the secure site you are required to login.


Enter your CMR account name prefixed with wcpfc\


When you have successfully logged in you should see your username in the top right corner and the list titled Managing Compliance Cases on the right side of the screen.  There are six (6) lists the comprise the CCFS:


Overview of each CCFS list: 

o    Article 25(2) Compliance Cases

Contain any alleged infringements in which a flag State investigation has been requested by a WCPFC member, in accordance with Article 25(2) of the Convention. Eg HSBI outcomes, Aerial Surveillance or Port Inspection Outcomes.  Applicable years: 2013 – to current


o    FAD Sets Alleged Infringements (FAI)

Contain alleged infringements, related to setting on FADs during the FAD closure period, and as were identified in ROP observer data.  Applicable years: 2015 – to current

Relevant CMMs: CMM 2014-01, CMM 2015-01, CMM 2016-01, CMM 2017-01, CMM 2018-01


o    Observer Obstruction Alleged Infringements (OAI)

Contain alleged infringements, related to observer obstruction, identified in ROP observer data.

Applicable years: 2015 – to current

Relevant CMMs: CMM 2007-01 and CMM 2018-05 


o    Shark Catch Alleged Infringements (SHK)

Contain alleged infringements, related to sharks, identified in ROP observer data.

Applicable years: 2015 – to current

Relevant CMMs: CMM 2010-07: Sharks, CMM 2012-04: Whale Sharks CMM 2013-08: Silky Sharks, and CMM 2019-04: Sharks


o    ROP Pre-Notification Issues (PAI)

This list provides notification to flag CCMs of those data elements (other than alleged observer obstruction incidents) that were answered in the affirmative by a ROP observer on the WCPFC Observer Trip Monitoring Summary, or which are included in SPC/FFA General Form 3.

This list complements the Observer Obstruction Alleged Infringement list and is intended to complete the Secretariats implementation of the WCPFC12 decision “Commission Adopted pre-notification process from observer providers to flag CCMs of possible alleged infringements by their vessels and to coastal State CCMs of possible alleged infringements in their waters” (WCPFC12 Summary Report paragraph 569, Attachment U).

WCPFC14 accepted TCC13 recommendation that TCC not consider the information contained in the ROP Pre-notification List for the purpose of assessing any obligations for which it was relevant, with the exception of those cases related to observer interference or obstruction in future years (WCPFC14 final CMR).  

Secretariat note:- Conservation and Management Measure on Marine Pollution (CMM 2017-04) applies from 1 January 2019.  Alleged Issue = PN-A could indicate an alleged infringement related to CMM 2017-04 02 which is a binding requirement.  Alleged Issue = PN-B PN-C PN-D PN-E  could indicate an alleged infringement related to CMM 2017-04 03-07 provisions which are encouragements to flag CCMs. 

To assist CCMs with easily locating relevant cases, the Secretariat has created a "Marine Pollution CMM 2017-04-related" view.  The Secretariat requests that the flag CCM take note that the indication of an alleged PN- issue may indicate an alleged infringement related to CMM 2017-04 Marine Pollution CMM requirements.  As such, appropriate investigations should commence for each case with an indication of an alleged PN- issue, including obtaining the observer report information from the observer provider, and for updates to continue to be provided into the online compliance case file system about the progress of the investigation, until its conclusion. 

Applicable years: 2016 – to current


o    Cetacean and Whale Shark Interactions (CWS)

This list contains cases where a ROP observer has reported one or more interaction/s occurred between a purse seine vessel and cetaceans or whale sharks. Relevant WCPFC requirements prohibit purse seine vessels from setting if a whale shark or cetacean is sighted prior to the commencement of the set; required reporting of any incidents of unintentional encircling; and guidelines for safe release.

Applicable years: 2016 – to current

Relevant CMMs: CMM 2012-04: Whale Sharks, CMM 2011-03: Cetaceans, and CMM 2019-04: Sharks


Applicability: The CCFS is relevant to flag CCMs who have reports of alleged infringements or bycatch interactions for their vessels and is used to track updates on the progress of investigations up until the conclusion of the investigation.  The Secretariat maintains a current list in the online Compliance Case file system of records of HSBI-related and other requests from a Member to another CCM for flag investigations (Convention Article 25(2)) for which the Secretariat is informed.  Updates to the Compliance Case file system with alleged infringements, reported by ROP observers are made periodically based on updates from SPC-OFP WCPFC/ROP database.  FLAG CCMs that have compliance cases that are designated as “Flag CCM Notified” or “Flag CCM Investigation in Progress” are expected to provide updates until the conclusion of the investigation.  

 

In accordance with paragraph 12 of CMM 2019-06, and taking into account the circumstances of the case, notifying CCMs or ROP observer providers are also able to view relevant compliance cases for vessels flying other flags.  Where applicable, coastal CCMs and chartering CCMs, may also view relevant compliance cases through the CCFS.