General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean - GFCM

The Algerian Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources received at Palazzo Blumenstihl


The Algerian Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, H.E. Sid Ahmed Ferroukhi, visited the GFCM headquarters and met the GFCM Chairperson, the Executive Secretary and the staff. This visit was the occasion to discuss opportunities for enhanced cooperation between Algeria and the GFCM. Important issues related to the amendment of the GFCM legal framework, small-scale fisheries, aquaculture and IUU fishing were discussed and common initiatives for the near future were examined. In particular, Algeria will host the Second regional symposium on small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea in 2015 and the visit was also the occasion to address aspects related to the organization of this important event.