Red Sea and Gulf of Aden RFMO a step closer

Moves are being made towards the establishment of a new Regional Fisheries Management Organisation for the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, an area that is lacking an RFMO to co-ordinate fisheries research and management in spite of the importance of the region’s biodiversity and the values that fisheries add to the economies of the region’s coastal nations.

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The Fisheries Council is over. The delegates have left Brussels for another year and the results are a mixed bag, much if which is surprisingly encouraging –not least with the spectre of the landing obligation about to be applied to demersal fisheries across Europe.

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