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

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