An interactive online tool has been implemented to map initiatives and projects addressing small-scale fisheries (SSF) in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea region.

This mapping tool has been developed by the GFCM, in collaboration with the Friends of SSF partner organizations: the WWF Mediterranean Marine Initiative, the Black Sea Advisory Council (BlSAC), CIHEAM-Bari, the Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE) and the Mediterranean Advisory Council (MEDAC).

The mapping tool seeks to:

  • Give visibility to past, ongoing and future projects addressing SSF in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea region
  • Build synergies among these projects and support the scaling up of results at a regional level
  • Track progress being made in line with the Regional Plan of Action for Small-Scale Fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea region (RPOA-SSF), ensuring all relevant contributions are captured
  • Identify gaps in implementation and areas/topics in need of investment

You can contribute to this mapping tool with your project information!

The tool is most useful when it is as complete and up-to-date as possible! We, therefore, encourage you to give visibility to your past, present or future projects addressing SSF by completing this form.


screenshot of the mapping tool from http://www.fao.org/gfcm/activities/fisheries/small-scale-fisheries/mapping-tool