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General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean - GFCM

 

The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean is composed of 24 contracting parties:

19 Mediterranean states · 3 Black Sea states · European Union · Japan

Albania

Albania 
10 Apr 1991

Greece

Greece
07 Apr 1952

Montenegro

Montenegro
31 Jan 2008

Algeria

Algeria 
11 Dec 1967

Israel

Israel
20 Feb 1952

Morocco

Morocco
17 Sep 1956

Bulgaria

Bulgaria
03 Nov 1969

Italy

Italy
29 May 1951

Romania

Romania
19 Feb 1971

Croatia

Croatia 
22 May 1995

Japan

Japan
12 Jun 1997

Slovenia

Slovenia
25 May 2000

Cyprus

Cyprus
10 Jun 1965

Lebanon

Lebanon
14 Nov 1960

Spain

Spain
19 Oct 1953

Egypt

Egypt
19 Feb 1951

Libya

Libya
13 May 1963

 Syria

Syria
12 Dec 1975

EU

European Union
25 Jun 1998

Malta

Malta
29 Apr 1965

Tunisia

Tunisia
22 Jun 1954

France

France
08 Jul 1952

Monaco

Monaco
14 May 1954

Turkey

Turkey
06 Apr 1954

The GFCM also counts 5 cooperating non contracting parties:

Bosnia and Herzegovina (2016) · Georgia (2015) · Jordan (2018) · Moldova (2017) · Ukraine (2015)

Contracting parties are any state and regional economic integration organization comprising the Commission. Membership in the Commission is open to Members and Associate Members of FAO and such non-Member States as are Members of the United Nations or any of its specialized agencies that are coastal states or regional economic organization whose vessels engage in fishing in the GFCM area of application. Contracting parties contribute to the GFCM autonomous budget and finance its functioning.

Cooperating non contracting parties are not formally associated as a contracting party with the GFCM but they actively participate in GFCM activities and attend the sessions of the Commission.