General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean - GFCM

Commission - 26th session

10 September 2001 - 13 September 2001

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The twenty-sixth session of GFCM was attended by delegates from seventeen of the twenty-two members of the Commission. The Commission reviewed the intersessional activities, mainly the implementation of the recommendations of the twenty-fifth session of GFCM, the recommendation and conclusions of the fourth session of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and the activities of GFCM aquaculture networks. The Commission took note of the achievements of the two regional projects (ADRIAMED and COPEMED) and reviewed the recommendations by ICCAT concerning the management of large pelagic species and adopted three of them. The Commission also recommended that the Joint GFCM/ICCAT Working Group on Large Pelagic Species address the sustainability of the bluefin tuna resources including the panning/farming of this species in the Mediterranean. The Commission updated the terms of reference of SAC and agreed on a temporary delimitation of the Management Units that were re-named "Geographical Sub-Areas". The Commission reviewed a proposal for the setting up of a Joint EIFAC/GFCM Working Group on Sturgeon (Acipenser sturio) and endorsed it. The Commission was informed of the new MEDSUDMED project which is due to be implemented in the Central Mediterranean under the umbrella of ADRIAMED.