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

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