Implementation of port state measures. Volume 3: Port Inspections  Guide to Activities and Tasks

RAP PUBLICATION 2013/13 Vol. 3

Implementation of port state measures
Volume 3: Port Inspections Guide to Activities and Tasks

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok 2013


Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a global treat to sustainable fisheries and to the management and conservation of fisheries resources and marine biodiversity. Port state controls are now recognized as an effective tool to combat IUU fishing. This has been reinforced with the development of the 2009 FAO Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing. This publication is a three-volume set of training materials to build the institutional capacity of fisheries, maritime, customs and port staff in undertaking port state inspections. Successful trainees are expected to gain confidence and skills in participating as part of a team in port inspections, both independently and in concert with other competent port control authorities. This volume contains worksheets, risk assessments and example forms for trainees to assist them when conducting port inspections of fishing vessels.

Table of Contents

Vessel inspection flow chart
Attachment 1 Pre-boarding communication
Attachment 2 Conducting the boarding
Attachment 3 Conducting the initial safety inspection (ISI)
Attachment 4 Inspecting vessel holds, wells, fridges/freezers and below
    decks, and offloading Catch

Attachment 5 Inspecting gear and deck equipment
Attachment 6 Inspecting the vessel bridge
Attachment 7 Action against vessel or master
Attachment 8 FAO PSMA (Annex A) Pre-entry form
Attachment 9 FAO PSMA (Annex C) Report of the results of the inspection

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