General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean - GFCM

The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean is a regional fisheries management organization. With 23 member countries & the EU, its main objective is to ensure the conservation and the sustainable use of living marine resources as well as the sustainable development of aquaculture in the Mediterranean and in the Black Sea.

 

Latest news

COVID-19: Updated analysis of the impacts on fisheries and aquaculture in the Mediterranean and Black Sea

30/06/2020 | This updated analysis seeks to document the evolving situation of the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in the region, covering the period from mid-May 2020 to mid-June 2020.


Online training workshops on data-limited methods for the assessment of sardinella in the Eastern Mediterranean

29.06.2020 | The GFCM has been holding, jointly with FAO EastMed, a series of online workshops to advance towards the benchmark assessment of round sardinella in the Eastern Mediterranean.


Register to our upcoming technical presentations on the Black Sea

29.06.2020 | The BlackSea4Fish project is launching a series of five online technical presentations on fishery-related topics of specific interest to the Black Sea to advance knowledge and exchange best practices.


Launch of a research programme on European eel in the Mediterranean

19.06.2020 | The GFCM is teaming scientific partners and focal points from nine countries to launch the first research programme on European eel in the Mediterranean Sea towards coordination of stock management and recovery.


GEF Council endorses two FAO/GFCM projects supporting sustainability in Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has endorsed two projects of more than USD 12 million to reverse the overexploitation of select commercial fisheries.


International Day for the Fight against IUU Fishing

05/06/2020 | States face new challenges to monitor, control and surveil fishing operations, and to ensure the implementation of sustainable fisheries management. Join us on Friday 5 June to discuss innovations and digitalisation to #FightIUUFishing.


Tune in to our virtual seminar 'Aquaculture and Marine Spatial Planning'

29/05/2020 | Wednesday, 3 June, the GFCM presented a virtual seminar on aquaculture and marine spatial planning: highlights on the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.


COVID-19: Impact on fisheries and aquaculture in the Mediterranean and Black Sea

27/04/2020 | The GFCM conducted a preliminary analysis of the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on fisheries and aquaculture in the Mediterranean and Black Sea region.


Over 4 000 participants tune in to free online courses on aquaculture techniques

24/04/2020 | The GFCM has launched free online courses on techniques and technologies in aquaculture, developed in close collaboration with the GFCM Aquaculture Demonstrative Centres (ADC) in Turkey and Romania.


Entry into force of the decisions of the 43rd GFCM session

18/04/2020 | Last November, the representatives of 22 countries and the EU adopted a record number of measures benefiting the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.


Launch of an interactive tool to map initiatives addressing small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea

25/03/2020 | The GFCM has launched an online interactive tool to map initiatives and projects addressing small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black Sea.