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.



Executive summary

The second edition of The State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries is divided in two parts and consists of eight chapters. The first part provides an overview of status and trends, including fishing fleet, capture fishery production, socio-economic variables, bycatch and an analysis of the status of the stocks. The second part focuses on fisheries governance, with insights on small-scale fisheries and a review of management measures in place to achieve the sustainability of fisheries, concluding with the contribution of the mid-term strategy (2017–2020) towards the sustainability of Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries (“mid-term strategy”) implemented by the GFCM.


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