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Fisheries

Title General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)
Code FI-716
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Legal Framework
Article of Constitution

Article XIV

Origin

Established under an Agreement drafted in Rome on 24 September 1949 and approved by the FAO Conference at its Fifth Session (1949) and which came into force on 20 February 1952.


The Agreement was amended by the GFCM at its First Special Session (1963), with the subsequent approval of the Conference at its Twelfth Session (1963, Resolution 39/63), and further amended at the Thirteenth GFCM Session (1976), with the subsequent approval of the Council at its Seventieth Session (1976, Resolution 3/70). Amended by the Twenty-second Session (Rome 1997) with the subsequent approval of the FAO Council, November 1997 and most recently amended by the Thirty-eight Session (Rome, 2014) with the subsequent approval of the FAO Council in December 2014.

Rules of Procedure

Adopted at the First Special Session (1963) and amended at the 13th Session (1976), at the 22nd Session (1997) and at the 39th Session (2015). This session, also amended the Financial Regulations of the Commission.

Category Cat. 1
Purpose

To ensure the conservation and sustainable use, at the biological, social, economic and environmental level, of living marine resources, as well as the sustainable development of aquaculture in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

Secretary Mr Abdellah Srour, Executive Secretary
Number of Members 24
List of Members
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Egypt
  • European Union (Member Organization)
  • France
  • Greece
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
Languages Arabic, English, French and Spanish
Document symbol GFCM
Frequency of Sessions Normally one session per year (as from 1997)
Contact information/email

gfcm-secretariat@fao.org

Web site

General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean

First Session July 1952
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