FAO Fisheries Report No. 846 FAO Fisheries Report No. 846
FIEL/R846 (En)

Report of the
EXPERT CONSULTATION TO DRAFT A
LEGALLY-BINDING INSTRUMENT ON
PORT STATE MEASURES

Washington D.C., United States of America,
4-8 September 2007


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2007

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ABSTRACT

This document contains the report of the Expert Consultation to Draft a Legally-binding Instrument on Port State Measures that was held in Washington D.C., United States of America, from 4 to 8 September 2007. Taking account of paragraph 68 of the report of the twenty-seventh session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (Rome, Italy, 59 March 2007), the purpose of the Consultation was to prepare a draft text of a legally-binding instrument on port State measures, based on the 2001 FAO International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and the 2005 FAO Model Scheme on Port State Measures to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing. The Expert Consultation based its work on a preliminary draft of an agreement on port State measures prepared by FAO. On the basis of this initial draft, the Expert Consultation elaborated a draft agreement on port State measures to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing that will be submitted for consideration and review by the Technical Consultation on Port State Measures to be held in June 2008. However, because of time constraints, the Expert Consultation was unable to review the Preamble, Final Clauses and Annexes of the draft Agreement. The Expert Consultation was hosted by the Government of the United States of America and funded by the FAO Regular Programme, the Government of Norway and the Nordic Council of Ministers through Trust Fund project GCP/INT/032/NOR.



CONTENTS

Report of the Expert Consultation to Draft a Legally-binding
Instrument on Port State Measures

OPENING OF THE SESSION

ELECTION OF CHAIRPERSON

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SESSION CONSIDERATION
OF A PRELIMINARY DRAFT TEXT FOR A LEGALLY-BINDING INSTRUMENT ON PORT
STATE MEASURES BASED ON THE 2001 FAO INTERNATIONAL PLAN OF ACTION TO
PREVENT, DETER AND ELIMINATE ILLEGAL, UNREPORTED AND UNREGULATED
FISHING AND THE 2005 FAO MODEL SCHEME ON PORT STATE MEASURES TO
COMBAT ILLEGAL, UNREPORTED AND UNREGULATED FISHING

ANY OTHER MATTERS

ADOPTION OF THE REPORT

APPENDIXES

A     Agenda

B     List of esperts

C     Documents

D     Opening statement by Ichiro Nomura, Assistant Director-General,
        Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO, Rome, Italy

E     Draft agreement on port State measures to prevent, deter and
        eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing



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