Small-scale fisheries vital in the Mediterranean and Black Sea
20 Feb 2014
Small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black Sea – representing more than 80% of the region’s total fleet and 50% of jobs in the fisheries sector – have the potential to contribute significantly to food security, economic growth and rural development and to provide valuable employment opportunities. A new video presents different perspectives on small-scale fisheries across the region, as discussed during the First Regional Symposium on Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, held in Malta last November. Organized by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) and FAO, in partnership with CIHEAM Bari, MedPAN, WWF and in collaboration with the Government of Malta, this was the first time that interested stakeholders could bring their opinions and ideas to the fore at a regional level.
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