Mediterranean countries commit to fight IUU fishing and preserve threatened ecosystems
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 07:10 (GMT + 9)
General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean adopts measures to increase transparency, protect threatened corals and preserve breeding grounds
Athens- Oceana applauds decisions to increase fisheries transparency, protect threatened corals and preserve breeding grounds adopted by FAO’s General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) in their 43rd session. The enforcement of these measures’ package will be vital to help revert the overfishing crisis of this sea, since they will create areas where fish can reproduce safely and will hinder illegal fishing.
“Mediterranean countries have taken an important step to restore the abundance of this sea and protect some of its most vulnerable wildlife. Oceana urges them now to enforce these decisions and adopt robust compliance systems including sanctions, so that these decisions are truly effe... FULL STORY