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Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing. Revised Edition

31/12/2016 FAO

Revised edition
The Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing seeks to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing through the adoption and implementation of effective port State measures as a means of ensuring the long-term conservation and sustainable use of living marine resources. The intention is that the Agreement will be applied widely and effectively by Parties, in their capacities as port States, for vessels not entitled to fly their flags. It will apply to these vessels when seeking entry to Parties’ ports or while they are in port. Certain artisanal fishing and container vessels will be exempt. The Agreement gives special emphasis to the requirements of developing countries to support their efforts to implement the Agreement.

You may read the full text of the Agreement, in English, French and Spanish, here.

The full text of the Agreement in Arabic is available here

The full text of the Agreement in Chinese is available here.

The full text of the Agreement in Russian is available here