The Development Law Service

Introduction to Port State Measures Agreement

Immerse yourself in this enlightening self-study course offered by FAO's Development Law Service (LEGN): "Introduction to the Port State Measures Agreement", to be completed over 15 insightful hours. Enroll now!

Embark on an exploration of port State jurisdiction, focusing on the broader implementation of port State measures and the pivotal FAO Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter, and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing (PSMA). This course aims to be your guide in combatting IUU fishing, shedding light on the collective efforts of regional organizations dedicated to this cause.

Discover an array of topics, including port state jurisdiction in customary international law, the provisions embedded in international instruments, operational aspects of the PSMA, interconnections between the PSMA and other international agreements, insights into State and Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMO) practices, and the formidable challenges faced in implementing port State measures.

The aim of the course is to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of these critical measures, fostering a global community of informed advocates in the fight against Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing.

Certification: Upon completion, participants can download a certificate awarded by FAO RLC. 

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