General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean - GFCM


Governance and responsible investment

Towards blue transformation

Focus on consumers and the market

Innovation and knowledge sharing

Safety and quality of aquaculture products

Today’s consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of seafood safety, quality, freshness and traceability, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bearing in mind consumer-focused production, the GFCM is promoting compliance with food safety and hygiene standards and effective monitoring to help minimize food-borne health hazards and supporting certification and traceability to assure food quality and environmental performance, in line with existing international standards.


  • Provision of technical assistance to help countries comply with international standards, and to improve national legal frameworks related to the safety and hygiene of aquaculture food products.
  • Provision of technical assistance for food quality improvement, aquaculture certification and traceability.