Catch Monitoring Program Inspection Requests

Inspection Request Form for Observer Sampling Station, Video Monitoring, and At-Sea Scales

Below you can request observer sample station inspections, scale inspections, and video inspections. You can request all inspections at one time, or you can request only one inspection. For any inspections you are not requesting, leave those sections blank.
Vessel Type Items for Observer Program Inspection Request Items for AK Regional Office Inspection Request
Amendment 80 CPs
  • Observer sample station in factory
  • Bin monitoring video system (if applicable)
  • Observer sample station on deck
  • Deck safety plan
  • At-sea scales inspections
  • Flow scale video system
  • Deck sorting video system
AFA CPs and Motherships
  • Observer sample station
  • Salmon bycatch video system
  • At-sea scales inspections
  • Flow scale video system
BSAI Longline CPs
  • Observer sample station
  • At-sea scales inspections
  • BSAI Longline CP video system
Other vessels
  • Observer sample station
 
  • All items to be inspected must be in place and functional at the time of inspection.
  • Inspections may be requested at any time but at least 10 days advance notice is REQUIRED.
  • Inspections from the Observer Program and AK Region Office must be scheduled at least one hour apart.
  • The Observer Program Inspection Team conducts inspections ONLY on weekdays.
Vessel Information
Observer Program Inspection Request

Regional Office Inspection Request

  • The scale is installed in a rigid and level manner
  • The display and printer are connected and operational
  • Belts leading to the scale are connected and operational (not applicable to platform and hanging scales)
  • Test weights and test weight certification documents are available for inspection (platform scales only)
  • A crew member will be available to help the inspector transport test materials and conduct the testing

Attachments
  • Attach diagrams that are clearly labeled and drawn to scale showing:
    • All locations where sorting occur;
    • Location(s) where all catch will be weighed;
    • Location where observers will sample unsorted catch;
    • Location of the observer sampling station, including the observer sampling scale and table;
    • Location of each camera and its coverage area;
    • Location of any additional video equipment, including monitors and hard drives;
    • Location of the motion-compensated flow scale.
  • AFA vessels with Salmon bycatch video system, the diagrams must also show the location of salmon storage container.
  • Vessels participating in halibut deck sorting must also attach:
    • A diagram that is clearly labeled and drawn to scale showing all locations where sorting occurs on deck, location of the deck sampling station including the observer table, routes to access and exit the sampling station, emergency muster location and safety hazards that could be encountered on deck.
    • Screen shots of all the camera views showing all locations where halibut are sorted and discarded on deck.
    • A complete Deck Safety Plan
  • Attach a diagram that is clearly labeled and drawn to scale showing:
    • All locations where sorting occurs;
    • All locations where catch comes on board the vessel;
    • Location where observers will sample unsorted catch;
    • Location of the observer sampling station, including the observer sampling scale and table;
    • Location of each camera and its coverage area;
    • Location of any additional video equipment, including monitors and hard drives;
    • Location of motion-compensated flow scale.
  • Allowed file types are: .pdf, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif,.tif,.tiff,.png,.doc,.docx,.xls,.xlsx, and .vsd of up to 10 megabytes in size.
  • If you need to attach multiple files, click add attachment for each file.