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Increased Norwegian support to fight IUU fishing
by Norwegian Government (Government)
Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing is contributing to overexploitation of marine resources. An important tool in the fight against IUU Fishing is the 2009 FAO Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, which entered into force in June 2016. In May 2017 in Oslo, at the first Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement, the Norwegian Government announced that it will allocate up to ten million Norwegian kroner to help developing countries implement the agreement. The effort is a part of the Norwegian Fish for Development Programme.
Progress reports
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): Capacity building
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
  • Economic benefits from sustainable fisheries
multiannual effort
Capacity building related to the provisions of the 2009 FAO Port State Measures Agreement
Other, please specify
Government funding: up to ten million Norwegian kroner
Basic information
Time-frame: 2017 - Multiannual
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Bjrnar Dahl Hotvedt, Senior Advisor, bjornar.dahl.hotvedt@mfa.no,
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