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Technical Meeting with GFCM Contracting Parties control authorities


On Thursday, 16 March 2017, the EFCA welcomed representatives of the control authorities of different GFCM Contracting Parties, namely Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, and the European Commission, Italy and Malta, assisted with the GFCM secretariat who are participating in a two-day Technical Meeting (16 – 17 May 2017) in the EFCA offices in Vigo, Spain. 

The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) is an intergovernmental organisation composed of 24 members (23 member countries and the European Union) established under the FAO Constitution, with a view to promote the development, conservation, rational management and best utilisation of living marine resources, as well as the sustainable development of aquaculture in the Mediterranean, Black Sea and connecting waters.

The Technical Meeting took place within the context of the EFCA’s role in coordinating the implementation of a pilot project to implement control measures regarding the Recommendations of the GFCM in the area of the Strait of Sicily. The pilot project includes different projects for assistance to promote cooperation between the concerned authorities, included training activities. 


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