Report | October 2, 2023

Charting Progress since MedFish4Ever Declaration

As Mediterranean states of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) gather for the High-level Conference on MedFish4Ever Initiatives, it presents a valuable opportunity to reflect, assess, and implement lessons learned since the adoption of the Malta MedFish4Ever Declaration in 2017. This declaration on the future of Mediterranean fisheries adopted in

Malta in 2017 by the ministers of key riparian states included commitments to: improve data collection and scientific assessments; establish an ecosystem based fisheries management framework; foster a culture of compliance and eradicate illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing; support sustainable small-scale fisheries and aquaculture; and strengthen solidarity and cooperation in the Mediterranean region. In this paper, we examine the extent to which the GFCM has delivered on those commitments, thus providing a snapshot of the progress achieved on sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in the Mediterranean.

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