Accord relatif aux mesures du ressort de l’État du Port (PSMA)

Report of the second meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

05/09/2019 FAO

This document contains the report of the second meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing held in Santiago, Chile, from 3 to 6 June 2019.

The Parties conducted a thorough review and adopted the Rules of Procedure for the Meetings of the Parties.

The meeting recognized the importance for Parties to effectively implement the Agreement, acknowledging the challenges faced by Parties in this undertaking, in particular developing States Parties, including Small Island Developing States.

The Parties appreciated the importance of the technical assistance provided by FAO, with the support of donors, and other entities to developing States Parties in enhancing their capacity to implement port State measures and other tools to combat IUU fishing, and reiterated the need for the continuation and enhancement of this assistance. 

The meeting recognized the efforts of the Parties to upload their data to the pilot PSMA Applications for Designated Ports and Contact Points, noted that these applications satisfy the requirements of the Agreement.

The Parties supported the recommendations of the Technical Working Group on Information Exchange (TWG-IE) and adopted the Terms of Reference for the Funding Mechanisms under Part 6 of the FAO Agreement.

Find the Report Document card here and the actual Report here.