Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA)

The Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA) is the first binding international agreement to specifically target illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Its objective is to prevent, deter and eliminate IUU fishing by preventing vessels engaged in IUU fishing from using ports and landing their catches. In this way, the PSMA reduces the incentive of such vessels to continue to operate while it also blocks fishery products derived from IUU fishing from reaching national and international markets. The effective implementation of the PSMA ultimately contributes to the long-term conservation and sustainable use of living marine resources and marine ecosystems. The provisions of the PSMA apply to fishing vessels seeking entry into a designated port of a State which is different to their flag State.

Latest

{imagealttext}
Ports are the entry points through which fish start their final journey to our plates. The 2009 FAO Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA), is the most cost-effective means to ensure the [...]
{imagealttext}
Implementing the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) is like border control for travellers. Watch this 3-minute animation, explaining how the PSMA works. Watch here in English Other languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, [...]
{imagealttext}
This is the final version of the report of the Third Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and [...]