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Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA)

Regional Workshops

Workshops for more than 100 countries and other organizations were held in South East Asia, South Pacific, Caribbean, South America, North West Indian Ocean, Atlantic Coast of Africa, and the Mediterranean. These workshops focused on presenting to the countries in the region the basics of the implementation of the PSMA, the benefits and to understand the main gaps and constraints that exist in each region moving forward.

South East Asia

Bangkok, Thailand (23 – 27 April 2012)

Eight countries, national and international CSOs, intergovernmental organizations participated.

Funded by FAO regular programme, the Government of the Republic of Korea, the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA).

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South Pacific

Nadi, Fiji (9 – 13 September 2013), organized in collaboration with the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)

Thirteen island States, national and international CSOs, intergovernmental organizations participated.

Funded by the FAO regular programme, the Government of the United States of America and the ACP Fish II programme of the European Union.

Caribbean

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (24 – 28 March 2014)

Twenty-five countries from the Central America and Caribbean region, national and international CSOs, intergovernmental organizations participated.

Funding was provided by the Government of Norway.

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South America

Montevideo, Uruguay (29 September – 3 October 2014)

Fourteen countries from South America, national and international CSOs, intergovernmental organizations participated.

Funded by the Government of Norway.

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North West Indian Ocean

Colombo, Sri Lanka (1 – 5 June 2015)

Fifteen countries from the North West Indian Ocean (Somalia to Sri Lanka), national and international CSOs, intergovernmental organizations participated.

Funded by the Government of Norway.

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Atlantic Coast of Africa

Praia, Cabo Verde (20 – 24 July 2015)

Sixteen countries from the Atlantic coast of Africa, national and international CSOs, intergovernmental organizations participated.

Funded by the Government of Norway.

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Mediterranean

Tirana, Albania (29 February – 4 March 2016)

Organized in collaboration with the General Fisheries Commission of the Mediterranean and Black Sea (GFCM).

Sixteen countries from the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, national and international CSOs, intergovernmental organizations participated.

Funded by the Government of Norway.

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