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  • Job reference: RMS0132957

Fishing Liaison Officer - Residents of Tobago

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Trinidad and Tobago
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/02/2014
  • Time left:
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    (18/02/14)
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The Role:
FISHING LIAISON OFFICERS – TOBAGO

The client will conduct a deep-water 3D survey in 2014.

Key Responsibilities:
•Liaising with and monitoring all vessels operating in or approaching the area of works and generally alerting them to the works.
•Furnishing information and supplying such vessels with details of the works being carried out.
•Outlining the co-ordinates / readings of such works and if necessary instructing such vessels to alter their course or to give the works a wide berth.
•Preventing and alleviating the worry of potential problems which may occur as a result of the works.
•Maintaining a positive working relationship for all operating vessels in the work area.
•Providing a complete and detailed report to the client outlining the occurrences and events of each day the FLO is on board the company's vessel.

The primary functions of the FLO are as follows:
•Provide an on-board person skilled in the knowledge of fisheries, types of fishing vessels and nature of the types of operations of different fishing practices.
•Identify fishing vessels while at sea including discriminating between vessel types, fishing gear types and in particular fishing vessel activity.
•Provide advice to the crew, navigators, seismic operations, client on the expected types of fisheries in a survey area.
•Communicate directly with fishers and fishing vessels and related operations that may impact seismic survey operations.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Fully qualified FLOs who have completed all relevant Safety and Training courses and obtained certification in Personal Survival Techniques, First Aid and Radio Operations amongst others
•Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (will be an asset)
•The FLO must have extensive experience in fisheries, types of vessels and gear used, nature of specific fishery operations
•Good communication skills and training in at-sea radio communications, safety at sea, navigation
•Understand at-sea protocols on seismic vessels as well as fishing operations
•Individuals with historical experience as fishers, fisheries observers, fisheries scientists and any person that has a proven knowledge of fisheries related to the area being surveyed
•Report writing and basic computer skills
•The ability to take decisive action to avoid impacts of either the seismic survey or of the fishing operation that may occur as a result of interaction or potential interaction between fishers, fishing vessels, etc
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