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PSMA Ratification Progress

Port State Measures Agreement ratification progress mapped by country

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PSMA Ratification Progress

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Port State Measures Agreement ratification progress mapped by country

The maps below show progress toward bringing the Port State Measures Agreement, or PSMA, into force. The international treaty, adopted by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization in 2009, strengthens and harmonizes port controls to prevent illegally caught fish from entering the global market. Stronger port controls will leave criminal fishers with fewer places to sell their catch and greatly reduce illegal fishing around the world. The treaty will enter into force 30 days after 25 nations have ratified it. Signing signals support for the treaty but is only one step toward ratification.

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PSMA Signatories
Initiated Ratification Process
Ratified
All Countries

Media Contact: Laura Margison 202.540.6395

Topics: Oceans, International Policy, Environment

Project: Ending Illegal Fishing Project