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  • Japan Vows to Close Ports to Illegal Fishing

    Japan, one of the world’s largest fish importers, has joined 47 other governments in ratifying the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA)—an international treaty designed to stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU ) fishing. Read More

  • The IMO Number Explained

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) introduced its Ship Identification Number Scheme in 1987 to help prevent maritime fraud and enhance the security of merchant vessels. It is recognized by regional fisheries organizations and most governments and is considered the best available global identification system for ships. Read More

  • Implementing the Port State Measures Agreement

    In cooperation with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), through its Stop Illegal Fishing (SIF)Working Group, and six African countries,1 Pew has supported the development of a capacity needs assessment(CNA) methodology, part of a set of tools that we have committed to help develop to ensure that States havethe necessary instruments to effectively implement the PSMA and can... Read More

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