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CopeMed II is a project under the responsibility of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Division (FIMF). Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome.

Coordination to Support Fisheries Management in the Western and Central Mediterranean.
CopeMed Phase II

The Project
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CopeMed II, Coordination to Support Fisheries Management in the Western and Central Mediterranean, is a project under the responsibility of the Marine and Inland Fisheries Service (FIRF), Fisheries and Aquaculture Department Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome.

Various scientific studies have shown that many fish populations in the Mediterranean are subject to excessive exploitation, with signs of overfishing and overcapacity, degradation of living resources, loss of income for fishermen and reduction of marine resources in certain areas.

The overall objective of CopeMed II is to mantain the sustainability of the marine resources in the central and western sub-regions and its ecosystem, taking into account environmental, biological, economical, social and institutional issues, particularly througt the promotion of scientific cooperation among the countries.



26 to 30 January 2015, Rome (Italy), FAO HQ.
MedSudMed Training Course on the use of R.

The training is aimed at providing participants with the tools to use R for basic data processing and visualization, and writing scripts and functions in R.

Introduction to the R system Course outline

2-3 February 2015, Rome (Italy), GFCM HQ.
Follow-up workshop on the implementation of management measures in selected case studies in the Mediterranean.

4-6 February 2015, Rome (Italy), GFCM HQ.
SAC subcommittees on stock assessment (SCSA) and on Economic and Social Sciences (SCESS).




12-14 November 2014, INRH Regional Centre of Tangier (Morocco).
3rd Meeting of CopeMed II Working Group between Spain and Morocco on Blackspot seabream (Pagellus bogaraveo) of the Strait of Gibraltar area..
15 October 2014, Tangier,Morocco.
Researchers of IEO (Spain) INRH (Morocco) and CNRDPA (Algeria)met in Tangier (Morocco) to revise the state of fishery ressources stocks assessment in the Alboran Sea.
19 September 2014, Malaga, Spain.
IEO Malaga Centenary. Oceanographic Centre celebrated a commemorative ceremony for the centenary of its creation in the Subdelegacion del Gobierno, the project’s headquarters.
Murcia, Spain. 16-18 September 2014.
Workshop on standardisation of Sardine (Sardina pilchardus Walb) Otolith Age Reading in the western Mediterranean Sea organised by IEO..
28-29 May 2014, Fuengirola, Spain.
7th CopeMed Coordination Committee meeting. The Committee discussed the inter committee period and the programme of activities proposed for the next intersessional period of implementation.
7-11 April 2014. Málaga, Spain.
Mediterranean Regional Workshop to facilitate the description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs) in the Mediterranean. Con la participación del Ministro de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente de España Sr. Miguel Arias Cañete, se celebró en Valencia (España) un Seminar...
2 April 2014. Alicante, Spain.
FAO-CopeMed participates in the International Master on Sustainable Fisheries Management at the Alicante University. A Mediterranean regional workshop to integrate scientific data and information that facilitate the selection of EBSAs in the Mediterranean basin...
15-16 March 2014. Valencia (Spain).
Seminar on the Spanish Mediterranean Fisheries. With the participation of the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment of Spain Mr. Miguel Arias Cañete, a Seminar on the Spanish Mediterranean Fisheries was held in Valencia...
11-13 March 2014. Trieste, Italy.
15th Coordination Committee Meeting of the FAO AdriaMed Regional Project. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Donor (MIPAAF), representatives from the countries participating in the Project...
27 February 2014, Casablanca, Morocco.
INRH-CopeMed meeting. The Coordinator met with the General Director of the Institut National de Recherches Halieutiques (INRH) of Morocco Dr. Abdelmalek Faraj for the first time following his appointment as DG in 2013...
4-5 February 2014, Bar, Montenegro.
14th meeting of the SAC Sub Committee on Economy and Social Sciences (SCESS). Participants from several countries reviewed the contents of the agenda and prepared recommendations for the SAC on...


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