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

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