Restoring Mediterranean Fish stocks
3 June 2014, CIESM News
Scientists from FAO/ GFCM have assessed 34 fish stocks in the Mediterranean Sea. Their report, in the case of small pelagic stocks (sardines, anchovies), that 7 out of 9 stocks are overexploited or at risk of overexploitation. Twenty-two demersal stocks, such as hake or shrimp, are overfished.
A new GFCM agreement has come out of the 38th meeting of the Contracting Parties (19-24 May, Rome). This is a historic step towards the sustainable management of Mare Nostrum.