Commission Adopts Measures to Protect Fishery Observers in Western, Central Pacific

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“How many observers or crew members have to die before WPCFC takes action? … This. Must. End. Charlie, Keith, and all the other missing observers deserve better,” the World Wide Fund for Nature’s Bubba Cook told the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) at its annual meeting last month in Bali.

Charlie Lasisi, an observer from Papua New Guinea, disappeared in March 2010 while serving on a Philippine fishing vessel. Six crew members were tried for his murder. A Papua New Guinea court, however, found insufficient evidence to convict them.

Keith Davis, an American observer and Cook’s friend . . .

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