Report | May 30, 2024

Rebuilding western Mediterranean fisheries: has the western Mediterranean multiannual plan delivered? 2019-2024

This report explores the impact of the first five years of implementation of the western Mediterranean multiannual plan (also known as the ‘West Med MAP’, hereafter: ‘the MAP’), the first European Union fisheries management plan for the conservation and sustainable exploitation of a group of demersal stocks in the western Mediterranean Sea. Over a decade since the adoption of the current Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) basic regulation and nearly five years since the entry into force of the MAP, the EU’s management of western Mediterranean fisheries still falls short of meeting its legal obligations.