The contracting party to the agreement indicates that a country is willing to fight INN fishing, but it is also necessary to implement its provisions. As part of their management measures, most regional fisheries management organisations (PROs) also regulate port state controls by Member States. This ensures that these governments have minimum standards, whether or not they belong to the MSP. States, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations are coming together to help the parties fill gaps in their legal, institutional and operational capacity to enforce the Agreement. This work includes aligning legislation with PSMA requirements, establishing mechanisms to monitor INN offenders, training staff in port inspection standards, and introducing information-sharing strategies and technologies. The ship inspection standards mentioned in the agreement have long been standard procedures of the Prosecution Office for conducting in-depth inspections. The main adaptations are the verification and management of landings. Currently, we will be shipping about 60% of foreign-flagged fishing vessels and fishing support vessels that land at U.S. ports. We continue to assemble and inspect a significant number of foreign vessels and have implemented the required inspection form of the Agreement.
In addition, the results of the inspection are now shared with the Ship`s Flag State to obtain appropriate follow-up measures (if necessary) and, if necessary, coastal states, regional fisheries management councils and other organizations, to report violations of conservation measures or other evidence of illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing. This exchange of information enhances the ability of the United States to combat IND fishing in cooperation with our global partners. The implementation of defined measures to ensure the correct detection and investigation of ININ fishing, as well as monitoring, reporting and notification, not only ensures that fish caught in the IND fishery are prevented from reaching domestic and international markets, thereby reducing the incentive for authors to continue their exploitation. , but also that other states, PMOs and relevant international organizations are also expected to draw attention to the incident. Since all fish must go to the port to enter the trade, preventing vessels carrying illegally harvested fish is an effective way to prevent and discourage IDT fishing. Denial of access to the port and access to port services, and thus the prevention of access to illegal seafood trade, increase the costs of ININ fishing and remove financial incentives to participate in these activities.