Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries
in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication

Small-scale fisheries: the future for the Mediterranean and the Black Sea


This animation video is a call to action to support sustainable small-scale fisheries and promote best practices in order to ensure a sustainable future for the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. It gives a general overview of the current status of small-scale fisheries in the region and of the potential they offer. There is momentum to be seized since there is a will of the SSF community and policy actors to share knowledge and look for innovative solutions and support is ensured by the GFCM to promote best practices and their replication in the region. On the occasion of the High-level conference on sustainable small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea held in Malta on 26 September 2018, policy actors are invited to take a common commitment for the next decade through the Ministerial Declaration on a Regional Plan of Action for sustainable small-scale fisheries (RPOA-SSF),.