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

GFCM Report. No. 34

FAO General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean

Report of the thirty-fourth session

Athens, 12–17 April 2010

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Rome 2010

 
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PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

This document is the final version of the report adopted in Athens by the thirty-fourth session of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) on 17 April 2010

 

FAO General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean.
Report of the thirty-fourth session. Athens, Greece, 12–17 April 2010
GFCM Report. No. 34 Rome, FAO. 2010. 98 p.


ABSTRACT


The thirty-fourth session of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) was attended by representatives from 17 Contracting Parties as well as from 9 observers. The Commission also hold the first session of its Committee on Administration and Finance (CAF) and the fourth session of its Compliance Committee (CoC). It reviewed the intersessional activities of its scientific and technical subsidiary bodies and adopted three management decisions concerning the establishment of a GFCM logbook, the management of fishing capacity in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea and the identification of noncompliance with GFCM binding decisions. It also endorsed three Recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) regarding the management of swordfish and bluefin tuna fisheries and on selected Shark species associated with tuna fisheries in the GFCM competence area. The session acknowledged the progress on the performance review of the GFCM launched in 2009, to be continued in 2010, renewed the bureau of its Compliance Committee and agreed on the new approach to the functioning of its SAC-Working groups on stock assessment. The Commission further noted the positive progress in the field of sustainable aquaculture. During this session, the 2010 programme of work of the GFCM subsidiary bodies was approved by the Commission which also adopted the 2010 autonomous budget at the level of US$ 1 624 000. Finally the Commission decided that the election of the Executive Secretary would be done during the thirty-fifth ordinary session scheduled to be held in 2011, according to the established procedure and that the Deputy Secretary shall continue filling this position until completion of the selection process and appointment of the new Secretary. The Commission amended its Rules of procedure and extended the mandate of the GFCM Bureau untill the thirty-fifth session.

CONTENTS



OPENING OF THE SESSION
ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SESSION
REPORT ON THE 2009 INTERSESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TRANSVERSAL WORKSHOP ON FISHING CAPACITY
MANAGEMENT OF MEDITERRANEAN FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE
REPORT OF THE FOURTH SESSION OF THE COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE (COC)
AMENDMENT TO THE GFCM RULE OF PROCEDURE
PROGRAMME OF WORK FOR THE INTERSESSIONAL PERIOD 2010
REPORT OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
GFCM BUDGET AND MEMBER CONTRIBUTIONS
ANY OTHER MATTER
ELECTION OF THE GFCM BUREAU
DATE AND PLACE OF THE NEXT SESSION
ADOPTION OF THE REPORT

APPENDIXES

A Agenda
B List of Participants
C List of Documents
D Recommendation GFCM/34/2010/1 concerning the establishment of a GFCM logbook
E Recommendation GFCM/34/2010/2 on the Management of fishing capacity
F Recommendation GFCM/34/2010/3 concerning the identification of non-compliance
G Recommendation GFCM/34/2010/4 concerning selected ICCAT recommendation
H Rules of procedure(Amended)
I Report of the Fourth Session of the Compliance Committee (CoC)
J Report of the First Session of the Committee on administration and finance (CAF)
K Proposal to amend recommendation GFCM/33/2009/4 on reporting of Aquaculture data and information
L GFCM Autonomous budget for 2010
M Contribution for 2010 (based on 2005-2007 averages)