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Title Sub-Committee on Economic and Social Sciences
Code FI-722
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Article XIV


Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC): established in 1997

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Established within the framework of Article XIV of the FAO Constitution. Approved at the Fifth Session of the FAO Conference in 1949. The Agreement entered into force on 20 February 1952. Amended in 1963, 1976 and 1997.

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Provide independent advice on the technical and scientific bases for decisions concerning fisheries conservation and management, including biological, social and economic aspects, in particular:

  • assess information provided by Members and relevant fisheries organizations or programmes on catches, fishing efforts, and other data relevant to the conservation and management of fisheries;
  • formulate advice to the Commission on the conservation and management of fisheries;
  • identify cooperative research programmes and coordinate their implementation;
  • undertake such other functions or responsibilities as may be conferred by the Commission
Secretary Mr Vahdet √úNAL

Same as the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)

Chairperson Mr Henri FARRUGIO
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, Spanish
Division Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Economic Division (FIP)
Contact information/email

Further information: Mr Ferri, Nicola (

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General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean

First Session 1997