Sustainable fisheries: progress on fish stocks recovery, but more efforts needed to build a resilient sector*


The overall sustainability of the EU fisheries has improved and fewer stocks are overfished, according to a Commission Communication ‘Sustainable fishing in the EU: state of play and orientations for 2024′. At the same time, more efforts are necessary to ensure the resilience of fishing activities and continuous improvement of the fish stocks status. The Commission’s Communication is based on independent scientific assessments. Today’s communication outlines the orientations […]

Participation in the European Association of Fishermen in the Black Sea in working groups of KSChM


The President of the European Association Fishermen in the Black Sea , Dr. Dimitrina Kostova, participated in the work of the middle working session of the Black Sea Advisory Council  , held in the period 9-11 May 2023 in the complex “Lebada”, Crisan, Romania. The topics debated by the participants were “Rapan fishing”, “Jobs in […]

A path to a business in fisheries


Starting a business is not always easy. This is certainly the case in the world of fisheries, where there is so much to know. In France, to help young people enter this old and important trade, the Finistère regional Fisheries and Marine Aquaculture Committee created the EU-funded Pathways to Fisheries project. This ‘one-stop shop’ helps […]

9-10 March 2023: GFCM Small-Scale Fisheries Forum Consultation in Rome, Italy


The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) and Friends of Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF) (AKTEA, BISAC, CIHEAM Bari, LIFE, MEDAC, MedPAN and WWF) are organizing on 9-10 March 2023 in Rome, Italy a Forum Consultation for small-scale fishing. Based on the proposal of the Mediterranean and Black Sea SSF organizations attending the SSF Summit (September […]

The human face behind the RPOA-SSF: 9 topics, 9 features


Small-scale fisheries make up 83% of the fleet in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, employ 127 000 people and generate USD 1.04 billion of revenue. Nevertheless, as impressive as these figures are, they don’t show the human dimension behind them. What they don’t show is the families that have worked together for generations, the living communities […]

Final Report of the Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF) Summit 2022 published


The final report of the Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF) Summit, held on 2-4 September 2022 in Rome, Italy, has been published.   The main purpose and format of the Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF) Summit 2022 was to create a real opportunity to promote dialogue between small-scale fishers and fisheries workers, key partners and decision-makers ahead of the […]

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