General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean - GFCM

In the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of the fisheries and aquaculture sector but also its strengths.

The GFCM, together with experts and stakeholders from across the region, held a series of discussions on promoting the sector’s resilience. In particular, the discussions provided insights on the impacts of COVID-19 and identified effective responses that could guide a way forward for the sector, facilitating its adaptation to global changes.

The GFCM Online Forum examined the responses to the crisis from three different angles 

25 June 2020
15:00 CEST

1 July 2020
10:00 CEST

22 July 2020
15:00 CEST

The experience of international organizations response to the COVID-19 crisis


The experience of the aquaculture sector through best practices and mitigation measures facing the COVID-19 crisis 


The experience of small-scale fisheries in promoting social resilience and market innovation in response to the COVID-19 crisis  

This online forum is part of the activities  organized by the GFCM to gain a better understanding of the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. The conclusions of these discussions contribute to a wider reflection on the measures taken, lessons learnt and future actions for the region. The online forum was open and interactive to promote effective collaboration and active exchange of ideas between participants.