General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean - GFCM

Small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea


The considerable role of small-scale fisheries (SSF) in the Mediterranean and Black Sea has long been recognized. Making up the overwhelming majority of the fishing fleet in this region, they contribute significantly to food security and provide valuable employment opportunities, particularly in vulnerable coastal communities. SSF also play a key role in maintaining local traditions and cultural heritage in the region, creating added value for other related sectors, such as the region’s restaurant and tourism industries.

For this reason, the GFCM is taking concerted action to promote the long-term sustainability of SSF in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, enhancing data collection, engaging with SSF stakeholders, building capacity and garnering political will for this important fishing sector.

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Regional plan of action for small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea

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Voluntary guidelines for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries

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Social protection for small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean region - A review

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Social protection for small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean region -Policy brief

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