Соглашение о мерах государства порта (СМГП)

FAO facilitates MCS workshop in Honduras


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held a workshop in Honduras to discuss and assess the country’s monitoring, control and surveillance means to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

This workshop, held between 27 November and 1 December, was carried out as part of the assistance provided by FAO while Honduras evaluates the possibility of becoming a Party to the Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA).

This was the last of three training workshops held in the country during 2023, during which existing systems in the Honduran fisheries regulations were reviewed to assess the domestic framework to prevent, deter and eliminate IUU fishing.

FAO will now propose recommendations, to contribute to improving the country’s capacities and facilitating the future application of the provisions of the PSMA and complementary international instruments to eliminate IUU fishing.

The workshop was attended by 24 participants from different State institutions linked to fisheries control and other related activities, who, in collaboration with FAO, analysed the different roles that actors and authorities have in the fisheries management and control processes.

Honduras has been working towards becoming a Party to the PSMA since 2022, when the country was identified as one of the beneficiaries of the Project “Responsible use of fisheries and aquaculture resources for sustainable development” (GCP/GLO/352/NOR) financed by the Kingdom of Norway.