Port state measures

28 Jun
2019

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts Author: Dawn Borg Costanzi Strengthening governance in port reduces risk of illicit fish getting to market, study finds One of the biggest threats to ocean health is illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, which accounts for up to 1 in 5 wild-caught fish. IUU fishing imperils the sustainability of the […]

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4 Jun
2019

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts Author: Dawn Borg Costanzi Progress follows initiatives at global, regional, and national levels The fight against a global, multibillion-dollar-a-year illicit activity can be painstakingly slow. And for more than a decade that’s been the story with the effort to end illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing around the world. But […]

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12 Nov
2018

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 […]

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26 Oct
2017

Source: MarineLink When it comes to fishing vessel safety, the mission is clear, says Sandra Allnutt of the International Maritime Organization (IMO): enhance safety to save lives.

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24 Oct
2017

Source: Stop Illegal Fishing Illegal fishers will find it increasingly difficult to get their catch to market, as Kenya becomes the 51st country to become party to the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA). This international treaty is designed to end illegal fishing by tightening controls exerted on fishing vessels as they access port services.

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