Each vessel participating in the Dissostichus eleginoides and Champsocephalus gunnari fisheries shall have at least one scientific observer, appointed in accordance with the CCAMLR Scheme of international Scientific Observation. In addition, vessels targetting Champsocephalus gunnari may be required to have a second observer to monitor bird bycatch. The observer will remain on board throughout all fishing activities during the licensed period. MRAG Ltd provides the organisation and logistics associated with observer placements, including the supply and equipping of observers, travel to and from embarkation points, communication and coordination with fishing vessels.
Trawlers targetting Euphausia superba will also be required to embark an Observer at some stage during the course of the licence period.