This report first gives a description of the geographical context of the Mediterranean Basin and then details and analyses the various sectors of the fishing and aquaculture industries in Mediterranean countries.
This IUCN report reviews the conservation status of all native marine fishes occurring in the Mediterranean Sea, based on the assessments for 513 species and 6 subspecies using the IUCN’s Red List methodology. It identifies those marine fish species that are threatened with extinction at the regional level so that appropriate conservation actions can be taken to improve their conservation status.
This study analyses the management tools for fishery management in the Mediterranean proposed by the amendment of the Parliament and their pro’s and con’s. Management tools currently available are discussed to learn lessons and consider possible drawbacks. Conclusions show that future policies should consider specific strategies for each fishing area and gear, by drawing specific management plans depending on whether resources are shared or not shared.
The Mediterranean Sea is a very important area for fishing resources. A number of European Countries with the European Union at a higher level coordinate and participate in the management of this area in cooperation with third countries and institutions like the GFCM (General Fisheries Commission for Mediterranean).
Issues such as overfishing of many species and the sustainability of fish stocks are of key concern to all stakeholders. According to recent scientific advice, 22 of the 23 Mediterranean fish stocks are overexploited, the management of fish stocks in a sustainable way is vital. This is highlighted through Regulation 2006/1967, amended by the following procedure 2009/0129(COD) and the pending one 2011/0218(COD).
This Keysources presents a selection of key reports and analysis on the fisheries situation in the Mediterranean Sea with particular focus on fisheries management, fish stocks and cooperation such as the Initiative 2011/2086(INI) relative to fisheries restrictions and jurisdictional waters in the Mediterranean.
The purpose of this study is to provide the Mediterranean Blue Plan project with a synoptic view of the state of fisheries development in the Mediterranean and therefore indirectly of the likely state of the underlying resources.
The 'Mediterranean Regulation,' adopted by the EU in 2006, aims to improve fisheries management in order to achieve sustainable fisheries, protect the fragile marine environment and restore fish stocks to healthy levels.
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The ‘Mediterranean Regulation,’ adopted by the EU in 2006, aims to improve fisheries management in order to achieve sustainable fisheries, protect the fragile marine environment and restore fish stocks to healthy levels. It applies to EU member states around the Mediterranean. The Regulation is fully in force as of 1 June 2010 but Member States so far have largely failed to take all necessary measures to ensure full implementation.
The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean presents the work of the Scientific Advisory Committee. These included proposals for fishery management measures, research programmes, data collection schemes, development of Management Plans for Red Coral and for Fishing Capacity as well as technical issues. The agreed priority actions to be undertaken in the Black Sea area were also appraised.