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GENERAL FISHERIES COUNCIL FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN (GFCM)

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French Equivalent: Conseil général des pêches pour la Méditerranée (CGPM)

Definition:
The General Fisheries Council for the Mediterranean (GFCM) is an inter-governmental organisation set up under the auspices of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

The GFCM’s main functions are to: promote the development, conservation and management of living marine resources; formulate and recommend conservation measures; and encourage cooperative training projects. Its area of competence is the Mediterranean, Black Sea and connection waters. Created by a 1949 agreement and amended in 1963 and 1976, it has been in force since 1952.

Source Publication:
Review of Fisheries in OECD Countries: Glossary, February 1998.

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, March 05, 2003