Mapping the progress of the Port State Measures Agreement / by Francisco Blaha

not there yet... we need 2 more...

not there yet... we need 2 more...

The Pew Environmental Trust published this interactive map showing progress toward bringing the Port State Measures Agreement, or PSMA, into force. 

The international treaty, adopted by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation in 2009, strengthens and harmonises port controls to prevent illegally caught fish from entering the global market.

Fish does not become illegal trough processing, but is rather caught illegally and then landed illegally. Stronger port controls will leave IUU fishers with fewer places to land 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.

We still not there yet... we need 2 more (the EU counts only as 1 country)

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