General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean - GFCM

The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean is a regional fisheries management organization. With 22 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

Online courses on the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the establishment of Allocated Zones for Aquaculture (AZA)

23/11/2020 | We invite you to participate in the GFCM online courses on the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the establishment of Allocated Zones for Aquaculture (AZA), which will be held on Zoom on 23-27 November and 30 November – 2 December.


Close to 200 fishers and scientists participated today in the SSF University day

10/11/2020 | On Science Day, FAO Mediterranean Projects:  AdriaMed, CopeMedII, EastMed, MedSudMed,  and the GFCM BlackSea4Fish project, organized a workshop to address common regional small-scale fisheries (SSF) issues.


Countries of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea unite to build a new strategy for fisheries and aquaculture

03/11/2020 | Today, more than 20 ministers met under the umbrella of the GFCM to share views on how to ensure the sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. 


Black Sea Day: How an invasive sea snail triggered cooperation in the Black Sea

31/10/2020 | Rapana venosa settled and rapidly reproduced in the Black Sea, threatening local ecosystems through its prodigious appetite for other molluscs. Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine have now joined forces in an unprecedented display of regional cooperation to complete a comprehensive mapping of the species.


Agreement for the creation of a subregional technical unit in Malaga

23/10/2020 | On the week of the celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations, the City Council of Málaga and FAO have signed an administrative agreement for the establishment of a Technical Unit of the GFCM in Málaga.


Aquaculture survey kicks off in Lebanon, aiming to support the growth of the sector

15/09/2020 | In an effort to relieve the crisis currently shaking the country, Lebanon is partnering with the GFCM to support the sustainable development of Lebanese aquaculture as a source of employment and food security in the country.

 


Launch of scientific survey-at-sea for rapa whelk in the Black Sea

31/08/2020 | As rapa whelk is currently fished close to its sustainable limit, Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine have joined forces to launch a comprehensive survey of the species in the Black Sea.

 


Technical guidelines for scientific surveys in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea now available in e-book version.

14/08/2020 | Readers can download these device-friendly versions of the publication available on Apple, Amazon, Google Books and Smashwords.


Hundreds tune in for the GFCM Online Forum dedicated to building fisheries and aquaculture resilience post COVID-19

03/08/2020 | More than 800 experts from 67 countries joined 32 panelists to discuss how best to improve the resilience and sustainability of the fishing and aquaculture sectors post COVID-19.