FAO Fisheries Report, FAO, Rapport sur les pêches, No 810 FAO Fisheries Report No. 810
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COMMITTEE ON FISHERIES

Report of the
FAO/FFA REGIONAL WORKSHOP TO PROMOTE THE FULL AND
EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF PORT STATE MEASURES TO
COMBAT ILLEGAL, UNREPORTED AND UNREGULATED FISHING

Nadi, Fiji, 28 August–1 September 2006


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2007
 
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Report of the FAO/FFA Regional Workshop to Promote the Full and Effective Implementation of Port State Measures to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing. Nadi, Fiji, 28 August–1 September 2006.
FAO Fisheries Report. No. 810. Rome, FAO. 2007. 198p.

ABSTRACT

This document contains the report of, and the papers presented at the FAO/FFA Regional Workshop on the Implementation of Full and Effective Port State Measures to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing, which was held at Nadi, Fiji, from 28 August to 1 September 2006. The objective of the workshop was to develop national capacity and promote regional coordination so that countries will be better placed to strengthen and harmonize port State measures and, as a result, meet the requirements of relevant Regional Fishery Management Organizations (RFMOs) and implement the relevant tools of the 2001 FAO International Plan of Action on IUU Fishing and the 2005 FAO Model Scheme on port State measures to combat IUU fishing (FAO Model Scheme). The Workshop addressed: the role of the port State in combating IUU fishing and promoting long-term sustainability in fisheries; international developments relating to port State control; the FAO Model Scheme; issues and experiences in relation to port State measures at regional level; regional considerations and priorities of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA); FFA regional operational issues; regional considerations and priorities of the West and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC); findings and conclusions of the field study on port State measures in select major Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) fishing ports in the West and Central Pacific region; case studies of port State measures and activities in some United States Territories; and case studies of successful port State controls and prosecutions. Working groups were formed to encourage skills development and maximum participation, and they considered three exercises: (i) identification of key IUU fishing problems in the region and how the FAO Model Scheme could be adapted or strengthened to address them; (ii) consideration of a fictitious situation where a foreign fishing vessel was suspected of having conducted IUU fishing and port State measures must be taken; (iii) development of regional standards based on the FAO Model Scheme in relation to legal requirements, information requirements and systems, inspection procedures and results of inspections, and a training programme. Funding and support for the Workshop were given by: the FAO FishCode Programme through its TrainFish Component, supported by the Government of Sweden and its SIDS component, supported by the Government of Japan; the FAO Regular Programme; the FFA; the WCPFC; the Western Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Council; and the Governments of the Federated States of Micronesia, New Zealand, Tokelau, Tonga, the United States of America and Vanuatu.



CONTENTS

Report of the FAO/FFA regional workshop to promote the full and effective
implementation of port state measures to combat illegal, unreported and
unregulated fishing pdf

OPENING OF THE WORKSHOP

THE ROLE OF THE PORT STATE IN COMBATING IUU FISHING
   AND PROMOTING LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY IN FISHERIES


PORT STATE CONTROL – INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS

THE FAO MODEL SCHEME ON PORT STATE MEASURES AND
   REGIONAL APPROACHES


PORT STATE MEASURES, ISSUES AND EXPERIENCES AT REGIONAL LEVEL

WCP/FFA REGIONAL CONSIDERATIONS AND PRIORITIES

FFA REGIONAL OPERATIONAL ISSUES

WCPFC REGIONAL OPERATIONAL ISSUES

FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS OF THE FIELD STUDY ON PORT STATE
   MEASURES IN SELECT MAJOR SIDS FISHING PORTS IN THE WESTERN
   CENTRAL PACIFIC REGION


CASE STUDY/STUDIES OF SUCCESSFUL PORT STATE CONTROLS – PROSECUTIONS

APPROACHES TO IMPLEMENT THE FAO MODEL SCHEME IN KEY WCPFC
   DEVELOPED MEMBER COUNTRIES AND COOPERATING NON PARTIES


CASE STUDY: PORT STATE MEASURES AND ACTIVITIES IN US TERRITORIES
   AND APPLICATION OF THE FAO MODEL SCHEME


FORMATION OF THE WORKING GROUPS AND THEIR REPORTS ON CONCLUSIONS
   AND RECOMMENDATIONS


CLOSURE OF THE WORKSHOP


APPENDIXES pdf
A    Agenda
B    List of participants
C    Documentation presented
D    Opening statement by Mr Vili A. Fuava, FAO Subregional Representative
       for the Pacific, Apia, Samoa
E    Opening statement by Mr Feleti Teo, Director-General, Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA),
       Honiara, Solomon Islands
F     Role of the port State in combating IUU fishing and promoting long-term
       sustainability in fisheries (David J. Doulman)
G    Port State measures international and regional developments (Judith Swan)
H    Port State measures to combat IUU fishing: the FAO Model Scheme on
      port State measures (Terje Lobach)
I     Pilot project for monitoring, control and surveillance in the Indian Ocean – an emphasis
      on port State measures (Neil Ansell)
J     WCP/FFA regional considerations and priorities (Manu Tupou-Roosen)
K    Template for reporting to the WCPFC (Manu Tupou-Roosen)
L     WCPFC regional operational issues (WCPFC Secretariat)
M    Field study on port State measures in select major SIDS fishing ports
       in the Western Central Pacific region (Colin Brown
N     New Zealand port State measures executive summary (David Marx)
O     Members of Working Groups – Practical application of port State measures Case
       Study: Bold Beauty
P     Working Groups reports – Practical Application of Port State Measures
Q     Bold Beauty
R     Bold Beauty case study – Conclusions of the Working Groups
S     Members of Working Groups – Review of the FAO Model Scheme with a view to
       developing standards for the Pacific Islands
T     Review of the FAO Model Scheme with a view to developing standards
       for the Pacific Islands – Reports of the Working Groups


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