General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean - GFCM

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Since the adoption of the first comprehensive GFCM multiannual management plan for small pelagic fisheries in the Adriatic Sea in 2013, the GFCM has made significant strides forward, having adopted nine adaptive multiannual management plans as of 2020.

Multiannual management plans all specify adaptive mechanisms to be implemented in order to achieve specific objectives within desired timeframes and maintain results over time, while accounting for changing and evolving stocks, fisheries and environments.

The past two years have witnessed the adoption of five new management plans and the revision of four existing ones, as well as the introduction of four recommendations outlining new management measures or updating existing ones.