Mediterranean tuna prices expected to drop this year
Quotas for red (bluefin) tuna are stable, but prices are expected to be lower than last year. Image: Sathoan

Mediterranean tuna prices expected to drop this year

As the tuna season in the Mediterranean opens, this year’s fishery should look positive as the 4781 tonne quotas for the French purse seine fleet have close to pre-recovery period…

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Covid-19 hits Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries and aquaculture
Small-scale and coastal Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries have been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19 hits Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries and aquaculture

The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are being felt by the fisheries and aquaculture sectors around the world – and in the Mediterranean and Black Sea small-scale fisheries have been…

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Steps towards a new Mediterranean and Black Sea fishing governance and protection
The recommendations and resolutions adopted by consensus with the support of the GFCM Secretariat constitute an important step towards the full implementation of a new fisheries governance in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea

Steps towards a new Mediterranean and Black Sea fishing governance and protection

Fifteen recommendations and resolutions, proposed by the European Union, were adopted by consensus with the crucial support of the GFCM Secretariat, constituting a key step towards the full implementation of…

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EU Commission’s proposals for Mediterranean and Black Sea
The EU Commission has proposed cuts in fishing effort on red mullet, hake, deep-water rose shrimp, langoustine, blue and red shrimp and giant red shrimp in the Mediterranean

EU Commission’s proposals for Mediterranean and Black Sea

The European Commission has adopted its first ever proposal on fishing opportunities covering both the Mediterranean and the Black Seas. In the Mediterranean Sea, the proposal implements the multiannual management…

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Advances and renewed commitments at Mediterranean conference
MedFish4Ever has already changed the way fisheries are managed, according to Karmenu Vella

Advances and renewed commitments at Mediterranean conference

Two years on from the MedFish4Ever Declaration, initiated by the European Commission and adopted in March 2017, the FAO General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) brought together Mediterranean states…

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Mediterranean fisheries need faster, bold action
Important progress has been made, but there is still much to be done to secure long-term sustainability for Mediterranean fisheries, according to the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean

Mediterranean fisheries need faster, bold action

The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean has called a high-level conference to renew commitments made under the MedFish4Ever declaration: important progress has been made so far, but there is…

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Promoting sustainable fisheries and decent work in Italy
Fishing vessels arriving at Fiumicino, Italy, where the fishermen will offload the day’s catch. ©FAO/Napolitano

Promoting sustainable fisheries and decent work in Italy

Organised in Rome by one of the Italian fish workers’ unions, UILA pesca, and with the support of Italy’s Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies and Tourism, a conference…

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