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.



Socio-economics characteristics

This chapter provides an overview of the latest information available on the economic performance and socio-economic characteristics of capture fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. An analysis of revenue, costs, gross cash flow, employment, remuneration and trade data is presented, based on the most recent available information submitted to the GFCM, complemented with additional sources when appropriate (see description of data sources below). Attempts were also made to include, when available, data for cooperating non-contracting parties, and those non-contracting parties and relevant non-state actors that fish in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Where relevant, data were aggregated and analysed at both GFCM region-wide and subregional levels, as well as by major vessel groups.


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