FAO General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean. Report of the thirty-second session

GFCM Report. No. 32

FAO General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean

Report of the thirty-second session

Rome, 2529 February 2008

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Rome 2008

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PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

This document is the final version of the report adopted in Rome by the thirty-second session of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) on 29 February 2008.

 

FAO General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean.
Report of the thirty-second session. Rome, 2529 February 2008
GFCM Report. No. 32 Rome, FAO. 2008. 85p.

ABSTRACT

The thirty-second session of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) was attended by 23 Contracting Parties. The Commission reviewed the intersessional activities of its Scientific Advisory Committee, its Committee on Aquaculture and hold the second session of its Compliance Committee. The GFCM adopted a binding Recommendation on a Regional Scheme on Port States Measures to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and endorsed an International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Recommendation on a Fishing Period for the Swordfish Fisheries. It also adopted a Resolution on reporting on management measures. The GFCM agreed on a set of amendments to its Rules of Procedure and established three new Working Groups, on Recreational Fisheries, on Gear Selectivity and on Monitoring, Control and Surveillance, especially vessel monitoring systems. It also decided to establish a Regional Record of Fishing Vessels. The GFCM formalized its cooperation with three partner organizations through Memoranda of Understanding. The Commission decided to use Arabic as working language for its plenary session and to undertake a performance review in 2009. The GFCM adopted its 2008 budget and programme of work. It acknowledged the importance of the network of cooperative regional research projects in support of the work of its committees and confirmed the extension of this network in the Black Sea. The Commission took note of progress made towards the move of its Secretariat to its new headquarters. The GFCM renewed the mandate of its Bureau for another term.

CONTENTS


OPENING OF THE SESSION

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SESSION

REPORT ON THE INTERSESSIONAL ACTIVITIES 2007

ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL REPORTS

AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE AND ISSUES RELATED TO THE FUNCTIONING OF THE COMMISSION

MANAGEMENT OF MEDITERRANEAN FISHERIES

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE

PROGRAMME OF WORK FOR THE INTERSESSIONAL PERIOD 2008

GFCM BUDGET AND MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS FOR 2008

ELECTION OF GFCM BUREAU

ANY OTHER MATTERS

DATE AND PLACE OF THE THIRTY-THIRD SESSION

ADOPTION OF THE REPORT

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