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The State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries (SoMFi)

SoMFi provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the status and trends of fisheries in the GFCM area of application. This biennial flagship publication is prepared by the GFCM Secretariat based on the data regularly submitted by GFCM member countries and on the most recent information produced by the GFCM scientific bodies. It is intended as an essential information source on the main issues related to fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea and as a key tool to support strategic decision-making and to monitor progress towards the main goals and objectives set by the GFCM.

Access the digital version of SoMFi 2020.

PART 1 Status and trends of Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries

Status of the fishing fleet

Capture fisheries production

Socio-economic characteristics

Bycatch – Discards and incidental catch of vulnerable species

Status of fishery resources

PART 2 Management of Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries

Implementing the regional plan of action for small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea

Fisheries management



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Infographics on the region

Snapshot of fisheries

Mediterranean | Black Sea

Overexploitation – Reverting the trend

Management in action

Small-Scale Fisheries, Large-scale importance

Top commercial species

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