Agenda of the 96th Session of the ILC
IV. Work in the fishing sector - standard setting, single discussion, with a view to the adoption of a convention and a recommendation
It will be recalled that this item was included on the agenda of the 92nd and 93rd Sessions of the Conference, in 2004 and 2005, under the double-discussion procedure. However, at the latter session the Convention concerning work in the fishing sector was not adopted due to a lack of quorum when the text was submitted to vote. The accompanying Recommendation was adopted. The Conference then requested the Governing Body to place an item concerning work in the fishing sector on the agenda of the 96th Session of the Conference, based on the report of the Committee on the Fishing Sector of the 93rd Session. The Legal Adviser considered that it would also be necessary to review the Recommendation that had been adopted.
Accordingly, at its 294th Session (November 2005), the Governing Body decided to include an item concerning work in the fishing sector on the agenda of the 96th Session of the Conference, with a view to the adoption of a Convention supplemented by a Recommendation. It also decided that the Conference should use the report of the Committee on the Fishing Sector of the 93rd Session as the basis for its discussion, as well as the outcome of further tripartite consultations. At its 295th Session (March 2006), the Governing Body decided that the question should be governed by the single-discussion procedure. The first report would include the report of the Committee on the Fishing Sector of the 93rd Session of the Conference, which would take the place of the summary report normally prepared for single discussion, and would be accompanied by a short questionnaire. On the basis of the replies to the questionnaire received from constituents, the Office would then draw up a final report to serve as the basis for the Conference discussion.
The Office has therefore prepared two reports for the discussion of this item. The first report (Work in the fishing sector, Report IV(1), International Labour Conference, 96th Session, 2007), contained the short questionnaire referred to above. The second report consists of two volumes: Report IV(2A), which includes the summaries of replies received and the summary of an Interregional Tripartite Round Table on Labour Standards for the Fishing Sector, held in December 2006; and Report IV(2B), which contains the proposed Convention and Recommendation to be submitted for discussion.