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Report of the seventeenth session of the Scientific Advisory Committee. FAO headquarters, Rome, 24–27 March 2015 / Rapport de la dix-septième session du Comité scientifique consultatif. Siège de la FAO, Rome, Italie, 24-27 mars 2015











FAO General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean/Commission générale des pêches pour la Méditerranée. 2015. Report of the seventeenth session of the Scientific Advisory Committee. FAO headquarters, Rome, 24–27 March 2015/Rapport de la dix-septième session du Comité scientifique consultatif. Siège de la FAO, Rome, Italie, 24-27 mars 2015. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report / FAO Rapport sur les pêches et l’aquaculture No. 1110. Rome, FAO. 300 pp.


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