New briefing paper on Port State Measures

Combating and eradicating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is necessary to achieve the sustainable use of marine capture fisheries. UN member states have pledged to do so by 2020, as part of their commitment towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Over the past 25 years, port state measures have evolved and have received increasing attention as one of the many tools to tackle unlawful behaviour at sea. The inspection regime set up by the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) is another step in the direction of attaining the sustainable use of fish stocks. This paper examines the features of the inspection mechanism set forth by the treaty and explores the way forward to ensure that the agreement successfully contributes to the prevention of IUU fishing.

Download our paper:

  • 'Port State Measures Agreement: Tackling IUU fishing through inspections' (PDF)
  • 'Port State Measures Agreement: Tackling IUU fishing through inspections' (Epub)
  • 'Port State Measures Agreement: Tackling IUU fishing through inspections' (Mobi)
     

 

Last changed: Jun 13 2017 at 6:37 PM

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