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GFCM - Report of the fourth session of the Scientific Advisory Committee. Athens, Greece, 4-7 June 2001 / CGPM - Rapport de la quatrième session du Comité Scientifique Consultatif. Athens, Grèce, 4-7 Juin 2001











General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean/Commission générale des pêches pour la Méditerranée. Report of the fourth session of the Scientific Advisory Committee. Athens, Greece, 4-7 June 2001. Rapport de la quatrième session du Comité scientifique consultatif. Athènes, Grèce, 4-7 juin 2001. FAO Fisheries Report/FAO Rapport sur les pêches. No. 653. Rome, FAO. 2001. 61p.


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    GFCM - Report of the sixth session of the Scientific Advisory Committee. Thessaloniki, Greece, 30 June - 3 July 2003 / CGPM - Rapport de la sixième session du Comité scientifique consultatif. Tessalonique, Grèce, 30 juin - 3 juillet 2003 2003
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    The sixth session of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) was held in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 30 June to 3 July 2003. It was attended by delegates from fourteen members of the Commission. The Committee reviewed work by its subcommittees during the intersessional period, appraised research activities, formulated advice on fishery management and research and agreed on a workplan for 20032004. In particular, SAC invited the Commissi on to encourage members to adopt measures aimed at adjusting fishing effort to maintain selected small pelagic and demersal recruitment stocks at levels compatible with sustainable exploitation. The Committee requested that the Commission reinforce the implementation of the measures that would contribute to reverse declining biomass of a number of important stocks. SAC endorsed proposals of its Working Group on Operational Units and noted progress made by the Joint GFCM/ICCAT Working Group on Tu na Farming. The Committee made suggestions to rationalize some aspects of its modus operandi. It further welcomed the undertaking of an appraisal of its achievements and recommended that the outcome be presented at the next session of the Commission. The Committee unanimously elected a new chairperson, and first and second vice-chairpersons and further endorsed the nomination of coordinators of the four subcommittees.
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    Report of the sixteenth session of the Compliance Committee, Rhodes, Greece, 5 May 2023. General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean / Rapport de la seizième session du Comité d’application, Rhodes, Grèce, 5 mai 2023. Commission générale des pêches pour la Méditerranée 2023
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    The sixteenth session of the Compliance Committee of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) was held in person on 5 May 2023 in Rhodes, Greece. The Committee reviewed the implementation of all intersessional activities carried out in the framework of the Committee and agreed on its 2023–2024 programme of work. The session addressed, among others, the overall status of compliance within the GFCM, the need for corrective actions that would support the GFCM to address non-compliance, the potential advice on compliance to be presented to the Commission at its next annual session and tools in place to deter illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. La seizième session du Comité d'application de la Commission générale des pêches pour la Méditerranée (CGPM) s'est tenue en présentiel à Rhodes (Grèce) le 5 mai 2023. Le Comité a examiné les progrès accomplis dans la mise en œuvre des activités intersessions menées dans le cadre du Comité et est convenu de son programme de travail 2023-2024. Ont été abordés, entre autres, la situation générale de la conformité au sein de la CGPM, la nécessité de prendre des mesures correctives qui aideraient la CGPM à remédier aux cas de non-conformité, les avis potentiels sur la conformité à présenter à la Commission à sa prochaine session annuelle, et les outils utilisés pour décourager la pêche illicite, non déclarée et non réglementée.
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    Report of the sixteenth session of the Scientific Advisory Committee. St. Julian’s, Malta, 17–20 March 2014 / Rapport de la seizième session du Comité scientifique consultatif. Saint Julien, Malte, Malte, 17-20 mars 2014 2015
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    The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) held its sixteenth session in St. Julian’s, Malta, from 17 to 20 March 2014. The session was attended by 18 Contracting Parties, 7 observers, representatives of the FAO regional projects and the GFCM Secretariat. The Committee reviewed the issues addressed at 15 meetings held during the 2013–2014 intersession, including those of the four subcommittees and the Framework Programme (FWP). The ma in issues tackled included: i) scientific advice on the status of stocks, including proposals to improve the advice provided to the Commission; ii) analysis of research activities by Member Countries; iii) updates on the development of the GFCM Data Collection Reference Framework (DCRF); iv) updates on the development of management plans for Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries and v) follow-up activities addressing SAC priorities, such as indicators on the state of marine populations, small-sc ale fisheries and the fight against IUU. The Committee highlighted the importance of establishing a GFCM DCRF and submitted its proposal for the consideration of the Commission. Also, it launched the preparation of a concept note for a regional programme on small scale fisheries, and provided elements for the management of red coral and a number of selected fisheries for the consideration of the Commission. The achievements of the Working Group on the Black Sea, including through its Subregional Group on Stock Assessment for the Black Sea, were appraised. The SAC also agreed on a framework for providing advice and formulated a set of recommendations regarding its functioning. Finally, it agreed upon its work plan for 2014–2015 and elected a new Bureau, paying tribute to the work done by the immediate past members of the Bureau.

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