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

Joining forces to shape the fishery sector of tomorrow

28/08/2020 FAO

This brochure gives a summary overview of four international binding fisheries instruments (conventions and agreements) that promote the safety of fishing vessels, safety of fishers, training of fishers and responsible and safe fisheries operations. This brochure has been prepared by IMO, ILO and FAO to provide guidance to policy and decision makers and other stakeholders in the fisheries, maritime and labour sectors with a view to promote ratification and implementation of the following fisheries instruments:

1. The IMO (2012) Cape Town Agreement (CTA), 

2. The IMO (1995) International Convention on Training, Certification and for Fishing Vessels Personnel (STCW-F), 

3. The ILO (2007) Work in Fishing Convention (C188),  

4. The (2009) FAO Agreement on Port States Measures to Prevent Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (PSMA).

In addition, information is provided on voluntary instruments relevant to safety in the fisheries sector, such as the 1995 FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, various safety codes, safety recommendations, and technical and implementation guidelines.

The policy brief aims at fostering wide ratifications and implemention of the above mentioned instruments, in line with Agenda 2030 and in particular with support governments in achieving committments toward SDG 8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all and SDG 14 Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

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