Tomorrow is the opening day of the “High-level Conference on Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black Sea” in Malta. This conference, set to last 2 days, is organised by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean and the Black Sea (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This event represents the culmination of work carried out in recent years, seeking to elicit political will and concrete action to support small-scale fisheries in the region.

The Conference will consist of a first day dedicated to stakeholder discussions to highlight best practices in the regions (Tuesday 25 September 2018), followed by a high-level event with Ministers and EU Commission on the second day (Wednesday 26 September 2018) that intends to adopt the Regional Plan of Action for Small-Scale Fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black Sea (RPOA-SSF).

The meeting will gather around 250 participants including Fisheries Ministers, the European Commission, GFCM-FAO, and key stakeholders. The MedPAN network will also be represented. If you cannot attend, you’ll nonetheless be able to follow the presentations and debates on live streaming in English, French and Spanish. It starts at 10:00 on 25 September.

The full programme can be downloaded here: Programme in EnglishProgramme in French