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Database on Port State Measures

Measures from 51 Port States are available.


The Database on Port State Measures (Port-Lex) provides access to port state measures (PSM) adopted by states to prevent, deter and eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing (IUU fishing). Information can be accessed through a simple word search or advanced search using country names or measure components. See the coverage section for more on the search terms. [more...]

 
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By port state
 Select a country  [?] A search by a port state or by a regional economic integration organization will display all measures that apply in that port.
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By year of adoption
 Insert year  [?] Search by year will display all measures that were adopted that year. 

By species
 Insert species name  [?] A search by a species will display all measures targeting that particular species and measures targeting "all aquatic species." Type "scientific name", name in English, French or Spanish, or "3-alpha code". For generic measures, type "all aquatic species". 


By flag of vessel 
 Select vessel group  [?] Search by a vessel group will display measures targeting that specified vessel group only. A search by e.g. "foreign vessels" will not give you measures targeting "all vessels," and vice versa. In order to obtain all relevant measures, no vessel group should be selected.
 Select flag of vessel    [?] Activate by selecting "selected flag of vessels" in the menu above.Select RFMO    [?] Activate by selecting "RFMO vessels" or "Non-RFMO vessels" in the menu above.

By competence area 
 Select area  [?] Search by an area will display measures targeting that specified area only. A search by e.g. "high seas" will not give you measures targeting "all waters," and vice versa. In order to obtain all relevant measures, no area should be selected.
 Select coastal state    [?] Activate by selecting "selected coastal-state area" in the menu above.Select RFMO    [?] Activate by selecting "RFMO area" in the menu above.

 


 
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