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Ministerial Conference on Mediterranean Fisheries in Malta


EFCA is participating in the ministerial conference on the future of the Mediterranean fisheries taking place in Malta on 29 and 30 March 2017 under the Chairmanship of European Commissioner Karmenu Vella in charge of Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

The aim is to adopt a common strategy for the next 10 years, based on the cooperation of all riparian States, so as to ensure sustainability of resources, based on the best available scientific advice and taking into consideration related socio-economic aspects including the instrumental role of women.

The event consists of a stakeholder roundtable dedicated to small scale fisheries, a launching meeting, a ministerial conference and a ceremony for the signature of the ministerial declaration (Malta MedFish4Ever Declaration)

This conference is encompassed in the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU.