General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean - GFCM

Aquaculture

Aquaculture is called upon to play a major role for food security, employment and economic development in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. This...

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Environment and conservation

The GFCM is also fully committed to undertake actions and adopt management measures linked to the safeguard of marine environment and of threatened...

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Monitoring, control and surveillance

The GFCM adopts every year binding recommendations linked to monitoring, control and surveillance aspects in order to come to grips with IUU fishing...

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Technical assistance and cooperation

With a view to bringing about a level playing field across the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, the GFCM Secretariat has the mandate to provide...

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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

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

23/03/2020 | The GFCM has launched an online interactive tool to map initiatives and projects addressing small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black Sea.
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Launch of a university dedicated to small-scale fishers

26/02/2020 | The GFCM is launching today a university devoted to small-scale fisheries. The SSF University will offer workshops and training courses to small-scale fishers and fish workers across the Mediterranean and Black Sea region.
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Launch of a study on the connectivity of fish stocks exploited by fishing fleets in Spain and Morocco

20/02/2020 | Scientists will carry out a 25-day study in waters on both sides of the Strait of Gibraltar aimed at obtaining larvae and eggs of selected target commercial species.
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FAO Director-General visits the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean headquarters

05/02/2020 | “I appreciate your contribution as a regional platform. But it is also very complimentary to the global mandate of FAO in the field of fisheries and aquaculture”.
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Overview of the GFCM activities in 2019

01/01/2020 | Main activities and achievements of the GFCM: decisions adopted, surveys, major events, regional management plans, demonstrative centers, data quality indicators, methodologies and publications, etc.
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The UNGA annual resolution on sustainable fisheries highlights the role of the GFCM

10/12/2019 | The GA reaffirmed the importance of the long-term conservation, management and sustainable use of living marine resources and the duty to cooperate to this end.
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