FAO/GFCM: Mediterranean, Black Sea overfishing fallen to lowest level in a decade

Fisher adding ice to sorted catch in the port of KeÌlibia, Tunisia

Source: GFCM/Claudia Amico

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In 2021, the percentage of overfished stocks in the Mediterranean and Black Sea fell below 60% for the first time, following a decreasing trend that started a decade ago, according to a new report from the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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