Oceana advocates protection of essential habitats to ensure the future of Mediterranean fisheries
Little progress made since signing of ‘Malta MedFish4Ever Declaration’ in 2017
Ahead of a political meeting to address the overfishing crisis in the Mediterranean, Oceana is calling upon the region’s countries to protect essential fish habitats (EFHs) as an urgent measure to ensure a future for fisheries in the world’s most overfished sea. Members of the UN’s General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) will meet tomorrow in Morocco to review the progress made to end overfishing since the signing of the Malta MedFish4Ever Declaration two years ago.
All 23 countries under the GFCM – plus the European Union – are set to gather in Marrakesh on Tuesday for a two-day high-level conference to renew efforts to tackle the overfishing crisis in the region, where 80 percent of fish populations are now overexploited. ...