General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean - GFCM

The State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries

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.

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Infographics on the region

Snapshot of fisheries - Mediterranean Sea

Snapshot of fisheries - Black Sea

Overexploitation – Reverting the trend

Management in action

Small-Scale Fisheries, Large-scale importance

Top commercial species