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Rome, 18-23 November 2009
AGREEMENT ON PORT STATE MEASURES TO PREVENT,
DETER AND ELIMINATE ILLEGAL, UNREPORTED AND
(Extract from the Report of the Hundred and Thirty-seventh Council Session)
(28 September – 2 October 2009)
The Council noted that the draft Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and
Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing was the result of a long process of
negotiation involving, inter alia, the convening of a Technical Consultation to Develop a
Legally-binding Agreement on Port Measures, which held several sessions.
The Council noted that some Members had made a number of statements which were
recorded in the Report of the Technical Consultation. The Council further noted that the Report of
the Technical Consultation would be forwarded to the Conference. One Member indicated that it
could not take a position on the draft Agreement.
The Council decided to transmit the draft Agreement, together with a draft Conference
Resolution, set out in Appendix I to this Report to the Conference for consideration and approval
under Article XIV, paragraph 1 of the Constitution.
Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported
and Unregulated Fishing
Considering that the Council, at its Hundred and Thirty-second Session held in June 2007, noted
that illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing remained a serious concern and welcomed
the initiative to start a process leading to the adoption of a le