Presentation of the State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries 2020

DMAD staff were today in attendance of a virtual presentation on the ‘State of Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries 2020’. The presentation was presented by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean. The presentation covered an overview of a document with the same name that provides decision makers, scientists and other stakeholder with a comprehensive overview of regional and subregional trends in fisheries. It is a key tool in understanding the trends in fisheries to help decision making and and monitoring of impacts.

The GFCM were quick to say that there was a long way to go with incredible to face in the future but used the event to a celebrate that despite 75% of Mediterranean and Black Seas fish stocks still being overexploited this number had actually decreased by more than 10% since 2014. Similar results were found for exploitation ratio with the number of stocks with relatively high biomass doubling since the last report.

You can read the full document and a summary of important results here .