General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean - GFCM


The GFCM is governed by its Contracting Parties, managed by an elected Bureau, and holds its statutory session once a year, where it adopts recommendations and resolutions as well as its work plan.  

To fulfill its mandate, the GFCM relies on five subsidiary bodies responsible for providing advice on established priorities for Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries and aquaculture, issues related to compliance as well as administrative and financial matters. The work of the subsidiary bodies is in turn supported by technical working groups, ad-hoc workshops and strategic initiatives.  

The GFCM implements its policy and activities through its Secretariat based at its headquarters in Rome and across its sub-regional technical units.