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Improving States’ Capacities to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing - GCP/INT/307/NOR








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    Increasing the Legal and Operational Capacity to Combat IUU Fishing - GCP/INT/321/EC 2023
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    Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing undermines national and regional efforts to conserve and manage fish stocks and, as a consequence, inhibits progress towards achieving the goals of long term sustainability. It deprives the poorest and most food insecure people, who depend on fisheries as a critical source of income and livelihood, puts further pressure on the sustainability of marine ecosystems and constitutes both an impediment and a deterrent to private sector development. Despite strong political will at different levels, the introduction of effective measures to tackle IUU fishing has been slow throughout most regions and in many developing countries. While many States have basic fisheries legislation in place, they often lack the enabling policies, laws and regulations to effectively prevent, deter and eliminate IUU fishing. The present project, part of FAO’s Global Programme to support the implementation of the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) and complementary international instruments to combat IUU fishing, aimed to improve the capacity of the target countries for the effective implementation of port State measures (PSMs) and complementary monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) operations, measures and tools to combat IUU fishing. Following the project’s inception, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Peru were identified as recipient countries.
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    Improving Sustainability of Marine Fisheries by Increasing Capacity to Preventi, Deter and Eliminate IUU Fishing - GCP/INT/413/EC 2023
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    Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing undermines national and regional efforts to conserve and manage fish stocks and, as a consequence, inhibits progress towards achieving the goals of long-term sustainability, in particular Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14. In response to this phenomenon, a framework of international instruments has been developed in recent decades. Among these instruments, the FAO Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) is the first binding international agreement specifically targeting IUU fishing. Its objective is to prevent, deter and eliminate IUU fishing by preventing vessels engaged in the practice from using ports and landing their catches. In this way, the PSMA reduces the incentive of such vessels to continue to operate, while also blocking fishery products derived from IUU fishing from reaching national and international markets. Despite strong political will at a range of levels, the introduction of effective measures to tackle IUU fishing has been slow throughout most regions and in many developing countries. The project was part of FAO’s Global Programmeto support the implementation of the PSMA and complementary international instruments to combat IUU fishing.
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    Supporting the Global Capacity Development Programme Of FAO’s Port State Measures Agreement in Colombia and Panama - GCP/INT/356/EC 2023
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    National and regional efforts to conserve and manage fish stocks are undermined by illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, which consequently inhibits progress towards the sustainability in the fisheries sector that is aimed for under SDG 14 (Life below water). To fight, deter and ultimately end this type of fishing, an international framework made up of a series of instruments and tools has been developed. The most important of these is the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA). This Project, which was designed to support FAO’s Global Programmeon the implementation of the PSMA, aimed to improve the capacity of fisheries sector stakeholders in Colombia and Panama to effectively implement port state measures (PSMs) as well as other complementary measures and tools, and to carry out monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) operations to combat IUU fishing.

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