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Report of the FAO Workshop on Implementing the FAO Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter, and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing in the North West Indian Ocean, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1–5 June 2016












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    Report of the FAO Workshop on Implementing the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, Tirana, Albania, 29 February – 4 March 2016 2016
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    This document contains the report of the FAO Workshop on Implementing the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (the Agreement) that was held at the Sheraton Hotel in Tirana, Albania, from 29 February to 4 March 2016. The workshop was attended by 42 participants from 16 coastal countries of the Mediterranean and Black Sea, in addition to representatives from one non-governmental organization (NGOs), one intergovernmental orga nization, one regional fishery management organizations (RFMO) and the European Commission. The workshop is organized to improve the understanding of the provisions of the PSMA, to highlight the policy, legal, institutional and operational requirements for effective implementation of the provisions, and to enhance the necessary skills of national officers in the implementation of port State measures. The workshop agenda included a number of items to inform the participants on the provisions and requirements of the PSMA, as well as the costs and benefits. The second half of the workshop brought the participants together in working groups to discuss challenges and recommendations in the region in terms of legal and policy, institutional and capacity building, operations, and finally regional cooperation. Funding for the workshop was provided by the Norwegian Government through the project "Support to the effective application of 2009 FAO Agreement on port State measures to combat illegal , unreported and unregulated fishing" (GCP/GLO/515/NOR).
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    Report of the FAO Workshop on Implementing the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, Montevideo, Uruguay, 29 September - 3 October 2014 / Informe del Taller FAO para la Implementación del Acuerdo sobre Medidas del Estado Rector del Puerto Destinadas a Prevenir, Desalentar y Eliminar la Pesca Ilegal, no Declarada y no Reglamentada, Montevideo, Uruguay, 29 de septiembre-3 de octubre 2014 2016
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    The FAO Workshop on Implementing the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (the Agreement) that was held at the Four Points Hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay, from 29 September to 3 October 2014. The workshop focused on the implementation of the Agreement from the policy, legal, institutional, capacity development, and operations standpoints. Following a short introduction, participants were briefed on the status of the Agreement in the Latin American and Caribbean region and were informed that two countries of this region, namely Chile and Uruguay, had already ratified the Agreement. The need to implement the Agreement, both at the global and the regional levels, was stressed. Key provisions for the implementation of the Agreement were highlighted at the workshop along with the role of Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) in supporting implementation of port State measures. The questionnaire that had bee n distributed to participating countries in advance of the workshop, with the purpose of improving their understanding of present practices, procedures and legal frameworks of countries in the region on port State measures, was analysed to ensure that recommendations to be made for the region were based on a sound knowledge basis. The role of fisheries managers and inspectors in implementing the Agreement was also highlighted. Participatory activities in working groups were conducted which led t o the formulation of recommendations both at the regional and national levels. Opportunities for regional cooperation among countries were also addressed. The evaluation of the workshop by the participants was positive. Funding for the workshop was provided by the Norwegian Government through the project "Support to the effective application of 2009 FAO Agreement on port State measures to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing" (GCP/GLO/515/NOR).
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    Report of the FAO/WECAFC Workshop on Implementing the 2009 FAO Agreement on Port State Measures to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
    Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 24–28 March 2014
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    This document contains the report of the FAO and WECAFC Workshop on Implementing the 2009 FAO Agreement on Port State Measures to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing (the Agreement), which was held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, from 24 to 28 March 2014. The workshop focused on the implementation of the Agreement from a legal and policy, institutional and capacity development, and operations point of view. Following the introduction, participants were apprised of IUU fishing characteristics in the Caribbean region including its impact on resources and economic consequences. Port State measures in the global context were considered together with the use of port State measures to prevent, deter and eliminate IUU fishing. The key provisions of the Agreement and implications for regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) were highlighted along with RFMO practices in supporting the implementation of port State measures. A questionnaire on port State mea sures that had been provided to the participants in advance of the workshop was analysed, disseminated and presented to the participants. The role of fisheries managers and inspectors in implementing port State measures was considered and ways of moving forward with the implementation process addressed. Stakeholders’ perspective on port State measures and good governance issues were reviewed. Participatory activities led to the formulation of action planning and workshop recommendations at the n ational and regional levels. Opportunities for regional cooperation to implement port State measures were addressed in detail. The anonymous evaluation of the workshop was positive. Funding and support for the workshop were provided by the Government of Norway (Trust Fund GCP/GLO/515/NOR).

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