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General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)

The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) is a regional fisheries management organization (RFMO) established under the provisions of Article XIV of the FAO Constitution. The GFCM initially started its activities as a Council in 1952, when the Agreement for its establishment came into force, and became a Commission in 1997.

The main objective of the GFCM is to promote the development, conservation, rational management and best utilization of living marine resources as well as the sustainable development of aquaculture in the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and connecting waters [...]

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2038 (19 January-19 January) Milan, Italy
2015 (25 May-29 May) Milan, Italy

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Milan, Italy. The representatives of 25 countries of the Mediterranean basin and the Black Sea, Japan, the European Union as well as intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations have taken historic steps on the occasion of the thirty-ninth annual session of the General...

Marrakech, Morocco. In a global context of fierce competition for fishery resources which are progressively being depleted as a consequence of overfishing, overexploitation and overcapacity, illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing has become a growing concern. IUU fishing encompasses a...

Last Tuesday, 7 April 2015, the joint ACCOBAMS-GFCM project on mitigating interactions between endangered species and fishing activities was officially launched on the occasion of a kick-off meeting held in Tunis (Tunisia) at the premises of the International Center for Environmental...