Núcleo de Capacitación en Políticas Públicas

Introduction to Port State Measures Agreement

Modalidad: Self learning | Desde el 17-11-21 hasta el 31-12-22

We warmly welcome you to the self-study course offered by FAO's Development Law Service (LEGN): Introduction to Port State Measures Agreement, which takes 15 hours to complete.

The objective of this course is to provide an overview of port State jurisdiction the implementation of port State measures in general and the FAO Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (PSMA to combat IUU fishing and the efforts regional organizations to combat IUU fishing.

Among the contents to be covered are: Port state jurisdiction in customary international law; Port state jurisdiction provisions in international instruments; Operational provisions of the PSMA; Links between the PSMA and other international instruments; State and Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMO) practice; and, Challenges to implementing port State measure.

Therefore, FAO has decided to develop this virtual version of the Introduction to Port State Measures Agreement course.

Course overview

Name:

Introduction to Port State Measures Agreement

Duration:

The study of the contents of this course requires a total time commitment of approximately 15 hours, divided into recommended daily sessions of 2 hours each, which may vary depending on additional readings and research.

Course methodology:

This course is developed through self-learning, being the participant's responsibility to build their own knowledge.

The methodology considers the systematic application of different learning tools and self-assessment exercises per unit, which will facilitate the understanding of the contents. Reviewing the contents of this course requires a dedication of approximately 15 chronological hours, which may vary depending on the references you want to review, and it is advisable to hold sessions of one hour three times a week.

Start of the course:

The course will be available from november 17, 2021.

Goal:

To provide an overview of port State jurisdiction and develop familiarity with the FAO Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (PSMA)

Course objectives:

  • Port state jurisdiction in customary international law
  • Port state jurisdiction provisions in international instruments
  • Operational provisions of the PSMA
  • Links between PSMA and other international instruments
  • State and Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMO) practice on port State measures
  • Challenges to implementing port State measures
Contents:
  • Port State jurisdiction in customary international law
  • Relevance of Port State Measures to Fisheries Enforcement
  • Port State jurisdiction provisions in international instruments
  • Introduction to PSMA
  • Port access authorization, fishing vessel inspection and information exchange
  • Supplementary measures
  • Implementation Challenges
Approval Requirements:

To pass the course, a final evaluation consisting of a summative questionnaire of 20 questions covering the course contents must be carried out, with unlimited attempts. The minimum percentage of achievement for approval will be 70% in the sum of the best evaluation obtained in the attempts.

Hardware requirements:

For the correct completion of the course, the participant must have the following minimum technical specifications:

  • PC with internet connection.
  • The quality and speed of browsing and downloading documents will depend exclusively on the connection bandwidth.
  • RAM memory greater than 1GB
  • Free hard disk space: 52 MBytes.
  • 600 MHz or higher processor.
Software requirements:
  • Latest version of Google Chrome web browser, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or Opera, with JavaScript activate
  • Screen resolution of at least 1024x768 pixels (width by height).
  • PDF document reader.
Additional requirements:
  • Knowledge of office automation (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), fluent email management and Internet browsing.
  • Availability of at least 8 to 10 hours per week for reading and carrying out activities. The course schedule is at the participant's choice. You can enter the classroom at the time you want. You should only consider entering, at least three times a week for readings and activities.
Language:

English

Course Code:

IPSMA202111

Certification:

The students who pass the course will receive a certificate duly signed by the organizing institutions of this initiative, indicating the name of the student, the score obtained and the workload.

Strategic objective with which the Course is linked:

Strategic Objectives 1 and 2

Cluster to which the course is integrated:

12 (Blue growth)

Responsible officer:

Buba Bojang

Author:

Development Law Service (LEGN)

Contact:

For additional inquiries, please contact [email protected]