- Legal Registration of fishers and crew. Evidence of legal registration of fishers and crew, government registration, sail pass, etc.
- Non-discrimination. No evidence of discrimination due to race, gender, religion, etc. Evidence that workers are provided with workers rights groups hotlines, etc.
- Children below the age of 15 are not employed as a fishers and no abusive use of young workers. For family enterprises, children are allowed to assist immediate family members provided the work is not hazardous, is voluntary, does not jeopardize schooling, and is within reasonable time limits after school or during holidays. Only their relatives are permitted to supervise and offer guidance. Maximum 2 hours per day. Workers aged 15-17 years old are not permitted to carry out work, which by its nature or the circumstances under which it is carried out, is likely to jeopardize their health and safety or interfere with normal schooling. Compliance is checked by worker documents
- No incidence of forced labor or abusive disciplinary practices. Check to the extent possible the records or reports of forced labor of the associated fisheries and/ or captains. Include a step about no withholding of documents (passports, visas, etc.). Evidence that workers are provided with workers rights groups hotlines, etc.
6.2 Socio-cultural and economic Impact
Step 1: Basic stakeholder map (list of stakeholders, resource use patterns of each stakeholder, and their interest in the resource. Stakeholder list, description of resource use patterns per stakeholder, and identification of their interest in the resource. Per stakeholder at least one identified representative (name, contact details).
Step 2: Description of fishery and potential (positive and negative) social impacts and environmental impacts that may lead to social impacts. Evidence of a completed assessment including a description how potentially affected stakeholders have given input to the assessment, and, in cases where not all known stakeholders have been able to provide inputs, a brief explanation as to how not all identified stakeholders have given inputs.
Step 3: Agreements and actions plans to address social impacts have been developed. Meeting minutes with lists of participants (per stakeholder type), detailed discussions and action plans are available. Regular review (progress monitoring) meeting reports are likewise minutes and available.
6.3 Emergency measures in community in place
Step 1: Emergency measures are in place at the community level to deal with disasters and plans are in place. Inspection of existing procedures and possibly demonstration of a drill.
Step 2: Fishing communities are prepared to handle most high frequency natural disasters. Inspection of disaster management response plans.