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General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)


The   Commission holds its regular sessions on an annual basis and can convene,  as appropriate, special or extraordinary sessions, at the request or with the approval of the majority of its members.

The sessions of the Commission are  attended by delegates of members or their alternates, experts, advisers and observers. Each member has the right to one vote except in the case of a regional economic integration organization (REIO) which is entitled to the number of votes equal to the number of its member States which are also members of the Commission. Competence and voting power over specific issues addressed at the sessions are indicated by REIOs prior to the session. REIOs cannot exercise their votes when their member States exercise theirs and vice versa.

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