Port state measures


Source: FAO

Norway has undertaken a self-assessment of flag State performance, using the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Voluntary Guidelines for Flag State Performance (VGFSP) as a basis.

The VGFSP provide guidance to strengthen and monitor compliance by flag States with their international duties and obligations regarding the flagging and control of fishing vessels. Paragraphs 6-43 of the VGFSP outline the Performance Assessment Criteria – ranging from fisheries management, registration and records of vessels, fishing authorisations, monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) and cooperation between flag States and coastal States – against which countries are encouraged to rate the fulfilment of their obligations.

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Source: FIS.com

Peru will take on the Technical Secretariat of the first Latin American and Caribbean network against illegal fishing thanks to the consensus of the countries involved: Costa Rica, Chile and Panama, and the initiative taken by the General Directorate of Supervision, Inspection and Sanction of the Vice Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture of the Ministry of Production. Continue reading Peru takes on technical secretariat of Latin American and Caribbean network against illegal fishing