Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA)

Checklists and technical guidelines to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Volume III: Checklist of monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) systems, operations, procedures and tools

03/04/2024 FAO

This document is the third volume of a series of publications entitled Checklists and Technical Guidelines to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing.

This checklist provides a list of minimum requirements to ensure that the national MCS systems, operations, procedures and tools aimed at combating IUU fishing are of the desired standard to achieve the objectives of the fisheries management framework in place.

This checklist is meant to serve as a reference for entities to review and assess such systems, operations, procedures and tools, in order to identify opportunities to improve these and establish best practices that will allow them to fulfil international duties and obligations to combat IUU fishing.

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