General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean - GFCM

The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean is a regional fisheries management organization. With 22 member countries & the EU, its main objective is to ensure the conservation and the sustainable use of living marine resources as well as the sustainable development of aquaculture in the Mediterranean and in the Black Sea.

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4–5 December 2024 Heraklion, Greece

Regional Aquaculture Conference
Shaping the future of sustainable aquaculture in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea

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In focus

In depth

Sustainable fisheries

The GFCM adopts an integrated approach towards achieving maximum sustainably yields while ensuring livelihoods and addressing food production.

Sustainable aquaculture

The GFCM’s work towards blue transformation is helping to create a fair and sustainable sector that is productive, profitable and globally competitive.

Healthy ecosystems

Productive fisheries and aquaculture operations require healthy seas, and conserving the marine environment is a central aspect of the GFCM’s work.

Effective compliance

The GFCM adopts binding
recommendations for fisheries
management and aquaculture
development in the region.