|Grantee||Global Fishing Watch ↗|
Our proposed work in the Mediterranean provides an opportunity to increase the adoption and implementation of GFCM transparency and anti-IUU measures, which will ultimately contribute to the sustainable use of marine resources in this area and conservation of marine biodiversity. The Med Sea Alliance (MSA) plans to work with European policy makers and in particular with the European Commission DG MARE to encourage it to table ambitious transparency measures at GFCM. This is a critical step towards greater transparency in the Mediterranean, but success will ultimately also require the support of non-EU states. Our MSA project aims to increase support from other CPCs (such as Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Albania and Egypt), by building partnerships with organisations and consultants in-country. Our project also aims to improve the transposition and implementation of existing measures, working with CPCs and the GFCM Executive Secretariat to understand why rules aren’t being followed and eventually shift this dynamic.