Report of the FAO/CECAF Workshop on Port State Measures to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing for the West African Subregion. Accra, Ghana, 9–12 June 2009.

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 910

Report of the FAO/CECAF Workshop on Port State Measures to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing for the West African Subregion
Accra, Ghana, 9–12 June 2009






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Report of the FAO/CECAF Workshop on Port State Measures to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing for the West African Subregion. Accra, Ghana, 9–12 June 2009.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 910. Rome, FAO. 2009. 43p.

This document contains the report of the FAO/CECAF Workshop on Port State Measures to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing for the West African Subregion, which was held in Accra, Ghana, from 9 to 12 June 2009. The objective of the Workshop was to develop national capacity and promote bilateral, subregional and regional coordination so that countries would be better placed to strengthen and harmonize port State measures and, as a result, implement the relevant tools of the 2001 FAO International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, the 2005 FAO Model Scheme on Port State Measures to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and the 2009 Chairperson's draft Agreement on Port State Measures to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, when it enters into force. At the conclusion of the workshop a brainstorming session was held with the goal of looking ahead to identify aims and targets for bilateral, subregional and regional cooperation and harmonization of port State measures; identify some measures and mechanisms that could be used to implement harmonized port State measures on a bilateral, subregional and regional basis and to identify the scope for implementation of the draft Agreement by countries in the West African subregion. Funding and support for the workshop were provided by the FAO Regular Programme and by the Governments of Norway and Sweden through the FishCode Programme.



Table of Contents

OPENING OF THE WORKSHOP

BACKGROUND AND INTERNATIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR PORT STATE MEASURES

BILATERAL SUBREGIONAL AND REGIONAL APPROACHES TO IUU FISHING AND PORT STATE MEASURES

ISSUES AND FRAMEWORK OF THE 2005 MODEL SCHEME ON PORT STATE MEASURES AND THE 2009 CHAIRPERSON'S DRAFT AGREEMENT ON PORT STATE MEASURES

NATIONAL COORDINATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PORT STATE MEASURES: PILOT PROJECTS AND CURRENT STRENGHTS AND CONSTRAINTS

LEGAL AND REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON PORT STATES MEASURES

FORMATION OF THE WORKING GROUPS AND THEIR REPORTS AND CONCLUSIONS

BRAINSTORMING: LOOKING AHEAD – AN AGENDA FOR THE SUBREGION ON PORT STATE MEASURES

CLOSURE OF THE WORKSHOP


APPENDIXES

A.

Agenda

B.

List of participants

C.

List of documents

D.

Opening statement by Ms Maria Helena Semedo, Subregional Coordinator for West Africa, Officer-in-Charge, FAO Regional Office for Africa, Accra, Ghana

E.

Opening statement by the Honourable Nii Amasah Namoale, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Accra, Ghana

F.

Proposed actions to be undertaken by States in the subregion relating to measures to combat IUU fishing

G.

Questionnaire on national strengths and constraints in implementing port State measures

H.

Useful databases and Web sites relating to port State measures

I.

Composition of the working groups

J.

Reports of the multidisciplinary working groups

K.

Reports of the thematic working groups




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