Gap analysis of Port State Measures for FFA Member countries

Client: FFA
Duration: 2016-2017
Fishing ship

This project examined existing port state measures in place in FFA member countries in the context of the FAO Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA).  For FFA members who had already acceded to the PSMA, the aim of the project was to provide practical advice on any additional measures needed to ensure full implementation.  For FFA members who had not yet acceded, the aim was to provide practical advice on the costs and operational benefit of the PSMA to allow for an informed decision around accession.  The project was undertaken in two stages: the first stage reviewed the existing legal framework in place in each Pacific Island FFA member to examine capacity to implement the measures outlined in the PSMA.  The second stage involved site visits to six FFA member countries to examine port state measures in practice.  A key component of the second stage was multi-stakeholder workshops drawing together all stakeholders and agencies involved in the management of ports.