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The State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries 2018

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Bringing together data and indicators submitted by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) contracting parties and cooperating non-contracting parties on stock status, national catches, fleet and socio-economic aspects, as well as information obtained from other sources, SoMFi 2018 aims to provide objective, reliable and up-to-date information to a wide audience and support decision-making in fisheries. It provides the most detailed assessment yet of the state of fishery resources in the region. It shows current status of stocks, including those most at risk from overfishing, and looks at related issues like discards and incidental catches of vulnerable species.

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Fishing fleet

This chapter provides an overview of the most up-to-date information on fishing fleet operating in the GFCM area of application. The analysis takes into consideration key aspects of fishing vessels in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, including size, capacity and engine power as well as the composition of fleet segments. Furthermore, characteristics of the fishing fleet in the context of current GFCM management plans (small pelagic fisheries in the Adriatic Sea, demersal fisheries in the Strait of Sicily, and turbot fisheries in the Black Sea) and of FRAs are also reported in this chapter.

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