iconWorkshop 5: Promoting sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in the Mediterranean


  • 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