The ACCOBAMS Permanent Secretariat would like to inform you about the organization of the GFCM Forum on Fisheries Science in the Mediterranean and Black Sea (FishForum) to be held in Rome (Italy) on 10-14 December 2018.

This regional event is organized by the GFCM Secretariat in collaboration with several technical partners, including ACCOBAMS. Theme2 “Healthy Seas and Sustainable Fisheries” of the Forum will address the question of the interactions between vulnerable species and human activities.

The call for abstracts is now open. Deadline for submission is 15 May 2018.

Further information is available on the Forum website:

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ACCOBAMS Survey Initiative Contact Group Regional Workshop

The “ACCOBAMS Survey Initiative” project was officially launched at the last Meeting of the Parties to ACCOBAMS (Monaco, 22-25 November 2016). The ACCOBAMS Secretariat is in charge of the implementation of the ASI, in close collaboration with each ACCOBAMS National Focal Point and appointed ASI Contact Group members. Since the beginning of 2017, the ACCOBAMS Secretariat has been in contact with all ASI Contact Group Members regarding the implementation of the “ACCOBAMS Survey Initiative” project, in particular for collecting information on the authorization requests processes for aerial and/or boat survey to be conducted during the summer 2018, and for confirming national contributions to the project.

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