Port State Control


The Port State Control measures are outlined in Chapter VII of the NAFO Conservation and Enforcement Measures and apply to landings or transhipments in ports of Contracting Parties by fishing vessels flying the flag of another Contracting Party. The provisions apply to landing or transshipment of fish caught in the NAFO Regulatory Area, or fish products originating from such fish, that have not been previously landed or offloaded at a port.

Download the Port State Control forms here:


Contracting Parties have Designated Ports for landing or transshipping of catches made in the northwest Atlantic. This allows for comprehensive port inspections to take place with well-trained and up-to-date inspectors. 

Download the list of Designated Ports here:

Designated Ports

PSC Forms (pdf)
PSC Forms (pdf)


Contact us

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization
2 Morris Drive, Suite 100
(Burnside Industrial Park)
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Canada B3B 1K8

Tel: +1 902 468-5590
Fax: +1 902 468-5538