General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean - GFCM

Scientific Advisory Committee on Fisheries (SAC)

Mandate

Established in 1997, the mandate of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Fisheries (SAC) is to provide independent advice on the technical and scientific basis for decisions related to fisheries conservation and management, including biological, social and economic aspects, and in particular:

  • assess the information provided by members and relevant fisheries organizations or programmes on catches and fishing effort as well as other data relevant to the conservation and management of fisheries;
  • formulate advice to the Commission on the conservation and management of fisheries;
  • identify cooperative research programmes and coordinate their implementation;
  • undertake such other functions or responsibilities as may be conferred by the Commission.

Structure

The SAC operates through five subsidiary bodies

  1. Coordination Meeting of the Subcommittees (CMSC)
  2. Subcommittee on Economic and Social Sciences (SCESS)
  3. Subcommittee on Marine Environment and Ecosystems (SCMEE)
  4. Subcommittee on Stock Assessment (SCSA)
  5. Subcommittee on Statistics and Information (SCSI)

Bureau

As regulated in the GFCM Agreement, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Fisheries is coordinated by a bureau:

 

   Mr Alaa Eldin EL HAWEET (Egypt) - CHAIRPERSON
   Mr Eyup Mumtaz TIRASIN (Turkey) - 1st VICE-CHAIRPERSON
   Mr Aleksandar JOKSIMOVIC (Montenegro) - 2nd VICE-CHAIRPERSON

   Election date: October 2018

Reports

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