FAO.org

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

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