Other Media | aqua.cl: FAO: Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries overcome overexploitation
(EUROPEAN UNION, 12/16/2020)
While most stocks remain overfished, this is the first time in several decades that the GFCM has been able to report some positive trends.
After several decades of increasing man-made pressures on the ecosystems and fishery resources of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, the most recent data suggest that overexploitation of the essential fishery resources of the region appears to be finally being overcome.
This was stated in the report "The state of fishing in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea" (SoMFi 2020) published this Monday, December 14, where it is mentioned that although 75% of fish populations are still subject to overfishing, this percentage has decreased by more than 10% between 2014 and 20...