St. Vincent and the Grenadines is actively working together with the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) to improve the capabilities of national management agencies in the effective implementation of the provisions of the Agreement on Port State Measures to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
Assistance is also given in formulating national strategies and action plans to gradually fulfil the requirements set forth in the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) and related regional and international instruments and mechanisms.
To this end, a legal team from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is currently in St. Vincent and the Grenadines hosting a legal training workshop at the Fisheries Division from the 8th – 12th April 2019.
Discussions are held on the International Framework for combating Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported Fishing, Regional and National Level Fisheries Governance and Port State Measures among other relevant topics on sustainable fisheries management.
Various management agencies and other stakeholders across the country are in attendance.