General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean - GFCM

Compliance Committee (CoC) - 14th session

21 May 2021 - 21 May 2021

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The fourteenth session of the Compliance Committee (CoC) of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) was held online on 21 May 2021. The Committee acknowledged the progress made in the implementation of intersessional activities. Concerning the status of compliance with GFCM decisions, the Committee decided to upgrade the compliance categories of some contracting parties and cooperating non-contracting parties (CPCs). More specifically, the European Union, Morocco and Turkey were upgraded to a fully compliant status, whereas Israel was upgraded to a partially compliant status. It also decided that the identification and clarification process would continue on the basis of a compliance assessment scheme which would streamline the detection of infringements and their severity. Several proposals on compliance advice to the Commission were presented and discussed. The Committee adopted its programme of work for the next intersession.