Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA)


Following the approval of the PSMA, FAO initiated a global awareness-raising and capacity building campaign to ensure that States understood both the benefits of the PSMA as well as the requirements of implementation, should they become Party. It also gave countries, RFMOs, and other organizations an opportunity to discuss their concerns and questions regarding the process for becoming Party and their responsibilities in the implementation of the PSMA.

Following this campaign and to bolster FAO’s technical assistance in combatting IUU fishing, FAO developed a global Capacity Development Programme, which is currently ongoing, to provide assistance to developing States to implement the Port State Measures Agreement, complementary instruments and tools.

To view past and ongoing capacity development initiatives, please use the Global Capacity Development Portal App and filter by FAO projects.