14th July 2009

I have finally got a photo of Francois for you.

Francois is our compliance officer/factory manager. He is responsible for keeping the records straight and sending our daily catch reports to the Sanford office, South Georgia Government and CCAMLR.

To comply with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) accreditation we have to provide what is called a Chain of Custody (COC). For the system to work, our daily reporting must be accurate to the kilo when we unload our catch at the end of the trip. It is a reasonably complicated system and Francois manages this very well.

The bottom line is: every fish we catch has a barcode attached that will go with it showing the time and location it was caught for the consumer, wherever that may be. If the paper work isn’t accurate we could loose access to our market, or worse, we could lose our license to catch fish. We must forgive Francois if he looks a little stressed.

Francois working at his office station on the port side of the wheelhouse. As you can see he is still a little sensitive about his hair cut….. I think it looks fine….. besides, it will eventually grow again!

Francois working at his office station on the port side of the wheelhouse. As you can see he is still a little sensitive about his hair cut….. I think it looks fine….. besides, it will eventually grow again!

NB: Francois has asked me if he can spruce the photo up a little before sending it through the satellite system. Its ok with me…..I assume he has done that.

Rgds: John B.

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7 Responses to “14th July 2009”

  1. Jazz Says:

    I love the new hair cut Francois it suits you lol hehehe

  2. les McClung Says:

    If i didn’t know any better I would say the skipper should be a bit worried about his haircut

  3. Jazz Says:

    Hey Brad how about ditching ange and have tea with me when you get to chch i will make sure the paparazzi wont be there aka tania lol 🙂

  4. Renee Bennett-Shields Says:

    i must agree with u there Les….
    getting rather short there dad. must be rather chilli! havent seen u with a number 1 for a while..
    hi mum hows it goin good to see u have some company to hang out with, hope all is goin well… tell Francois to stop being a pussy… it has to be better that the hair cut i saw him with last..lol
    love u all..

    Hope the fish are all as big 🙂

  5. bustedblonde Says:

    good stuff with the blog! you may remember back over a decade ago when we introduced you and toothfish to the media …

    regards tina N

  6. Tania Says:

    Gee he’s hot i hear that Francois is a bit off a hottie you should put a real photo up off him!

  7. General Public Says:

    Perhaps you could have shown a bit more respect at the grave of Sir Ernest Shackelton – it’s the mark of a great man – not a resting point in Starbucks

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