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

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