Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA)

Parties to the PSMA

The Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing was approved by the FAO Conference at its Thirty-sixth Session (Rome, 18-23 November 2009) under paragraph 1 of Article XIV of the FAO Constitution, through Resolution No 12/2009 dated 22 November 2009.

The Agreement entered into force on 5 June 2016.

These are the current Parties to the Agreement:


1. Albania 26. Iceland 51. Senegal
2. Australia 27. Indonesia 52. Seychelles
3. Bahamas 28. Japan 53. Sierra Leone
4. Bangladesh 29. Kenya 54. Somalia
5. Barbados 30. Liberia 55. South Africa
6. Cabo Verde 31. Libya 56. Sri Lanka
7. Cambodia 32. Madagascar 57. Sudan
8. Canada 33. Maldives 58. Thailand
9. Chile 34. Mauritania 59. Togo
10. Costa Rica 35. Mauritius 60. Tonga
11. Cuba 36. Montenegro 61. Trinidad and Tobago
12. Côte d'Ivoire 37. Mozambique 62. Turkey
13. Denmark (in respect of Greenland and the Faroe Islands - Associate Member) 38. Myanmar 63. United States of America
14. Djibouti 39. Namibia 64. Uruguay
15. Dominica 40. New Zealand 65. Vanuatu
16. Ecuador 41. Norway 66. Viet Nam
17. European Union – Member Organization 42. Oman  
18. Fiji 43. Palau  
19. France 44. Panama  
20. Gabon 45. Peru  
21. Gambia 46. Philippines  
22. Ghana 47. Republic of Korea  
23. Grenada 48. Saint Kitts and Nevis  
24. Guinea 49. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  
25. Guyana 50. Sao Tome and Principe  

Updated information relative to the Status of individual Parties is available here.