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Swedish support to FAO for developing countries implementation of Port State Measures Agreement, the Global Registry and technical consultations for the marking of fishing gear.
by Government of Sweden (Government)
Sweden will support for the Implementation of the 2009 FAO Agreement on Port State Measures and complementary Instruments to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing. This will be done through the five-year global umbrella Programme to support coastal and small island developing States in building capacity to adopt and implement the provisions of the PSMA, complementary international instruments and regional mechanisms to combat IUU fishing.

Sweden will also support The Global Record of Fishing Vessels, Refrigerated Transport Vessels and Supply Vessels (Global Record), which provides a single access point for information on vessels used for fishing and fishing-related activities to combat IUU fishing.

Furthermore the contribution will help to support technical consultations for the marking of fishing gear in developing countries.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
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
  • Compliance, monitoring and enforcement
  • Reduction and elimination fishing practices and gear that destroy/degrade marine habitat
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
December 2017
- Support to developing countries in implementing the Port State Measures Agreement, 1 July-31 December 2017
December 2017
- Support to developing countries through the Global Record and there by also implementing the Port State Measures Agreement, 1 July-31 December 2017
December 2017
- Technical support to developing countries for the marking of fishing gear to avoid the occurrence of ghost gear, 1 July-31 December 2017
Financing (in USD)
5,700,000 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: July 2017 - December 2017
Food and Agriculture Organization (United Nations system)
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
  • South Atlantic
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Daniel Petersson, Desk Officer, daniel.pettersson@gov.se , +46 8 405 10 00
Stockholm, Sweden
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