The ongoing work on blue growth provides an opportunity to boost sustainable development in the Mediterranean Sea along the lines of the MedFish4Ever Declaration;
The role of fisheries and aquaculture in sustaining blue growth should be better reflected including in national and international policies;
Cooperation is needed to achieve common goals, including at sub-regional level (e.g. Western Mediterranean) and among competent organizations and regional bodies.
Bourhim Aomar – Ministère de l’Agriculture, de la Pêche Maritime, du Développement Rural et des Eaux et Forêts, Morocco
Mark Dimech – FAO EastMed Regional Project, Italy
Nicola Ferri, Miguel Bernal – General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean, Italy
Idhalla Mohamed – Researcher Chef of Acquaculture Department, Morocco
José Ignacio Pradas Poveda – Ministerio de Agricultura y Pesca, Alimentación, y Medio Ambiente, Spain