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General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) (FI-716)

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 for the establishment of the GFCM underwent four amendments:

  • The first in 1963 during the first GFCM extraordinary session and later approved by the FAO Conference at its 12th Session with Resolution 39/63.
  • The second in 1976 during the thirteenth GFCM session and later approved by the FAO Council at its 70th Session with Resolution 3/70.
  • The third in 1997 during the 22nd GFCM session and later approved by the FAO Council at its 113th session with Resolution 3/113).
  • The fourth in 2014 during the 38th GFCM session and later approved by the FAO Council at its 150th session, refer to the annex F of the Council’s report.

The GFCM Rules of Procedures and Financial regulations were last amended in 2015 at the 39th GFCM session.

Rules of Procedure

As amended in 2015.

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 Contracting Parties
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
Subsidiary Bodies
Remarks The are currently three cooperating non-contracting parties: Bosnia and Herzegovina (2016); Georgia (2015); Ukraine (2015) [see Article 1(e) of the Agreement]