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


The Tunisian Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer (INSTM) and the Algerian Centre National de Recherche et de Dévelopement de la Pêche et de l’Aquaculture (CNRDPA) signed a Cooperation Agreement

The Directors of the Tunisian Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer (INSTM) Mr. Hechmi Missaoui and of the Algerian Centre National de Recherche et de Dévelopement de la Pêche et de l’Aquaculture (CNRDPA), Mr Rachid Annane signed a Cooperation Agreement for research and training activities in topics such as fisheries, oceanography, biotechnology, biodiversity, fishing technologies and aquaculture. The agreement was signed on the 18th of May 2016 during the bilateral meeting organised by the FAO regional projects Copemed II and MedSudMed for the definition of a workplan towards the joint assessment of demersal and small pelagic resources in the confluences of the two neighboring geographical subareas: GSA 4 and GSA 12.

The FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department and the Spanish Institute for Oceanography (IEO) renews their agreement to work on sustainability of fisheries in the Mediterranean by supporting CopeMed II
The IEO Site
, news article

Experts gather to improve the world’s fisheries information

Small-scale fish farmers not benefitting from big-scale fish profits, UN reports
UN News Centre, news article

Morocco ratifies fishing agreement with EU
The Fish Site
, news article

FAO will review situation, outlook and influencing factors for principal fishery commodity markets
February 2014
FAO, sub-committee on fish trade meeting documents

World fish trade to set new records. Small-scale fishers and fish farmers need support to enter regional and international markets

Public consultation. New framework for technical measures in the reformed Common Fisheries Policy
The European Commission public consultation on the technical measures regulation has been published already. Deadline of the consultation: 25/04/2014

Création de la Plate-forme d'Echanges des Femmes de la Pêche artisanale en Afrique

Artisanal Fishers Organisation from the south and northern Mediterranean sign and agreement for collaboration during the First Regional Symposium on Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black Sea.
St Julian’s, Malta

The FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva visited Brussels
EC - Press Releases

Animal Diaries - Maltese TV

Les pêcheurs artisans célèbrent la journée mondiale de la pêche à Ghannouch

Bientôt une plateforme pour les acteurs de la pêche artisanale d’Afrique du Nord
Soon a platform for stakeholders of the artisanal fisheries of North Africa

Link 1  01/10/2013 - Communiqué bureau FAO à Tunis
Link 2  01/10/2013 - L'Economiste Maghrébin

Latest information on state of stocks in European waters discussed at open seminar
(18/09/2013) European Commission - Fisheries.
We are witnessing big improvements in EU fish stocks in the North-east Atlantic whilst Mediterranean stocks are under worsening threat

European Commission initials a 4-year Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement with Morocco
EUROPA Press Releases RAPID

Landmark agreement on Common Fisheries Policy reform
European Commission - Fisheries

5e édition du Salon international de la pêche et de l’aquaculture en novembre à Oran (Algérie)
19/05/2013 - (APS)

Dr Mohamed Kachern new Director of the CNRDPA, the fisheries and aquaculture research center in Algeria
Ministère de la Pêche et des Ressources Halieutiques

The University of Alicante (Spain) master on fisheries management. Training experts with the collaboration of FAO and CopeMed
Revista MAR

Collaboration between INSTM (Tunisia) and IEO (Spain) on ichthyoplankton studies leads to a new scientific publication. An example of the usefulness of scientific cooperation programswith North African countries
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad

Sensibilisation à Oran autour de la campagne d’évaluation des ressources halieutiques pélagiques
Algérie Presse Service

Mr. Arias Cañete (Spanish Ministry on Fisheries) calls "strategic" the relations between Spain and Morocco on fisheries
Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente

Algéria CNRDPA: Starting surveys and sample for bio economic analysis of the sardine fishery
El Watan

Au Maroc, la pêche repasse la barre d'1 million de tonnes en 2012
Office NAtional des Peches

Director-General discusses key fisheries issues with EU Fisheries Commissioner
Aquaculture, IUU fishing, joint actions in the Mediterranean all on agenda

Commissioner M. Damanaki visits Rome to discuss cooperation issues between FAO and the European Union
European Commission

First record of Palaemon macrodactylus Rathbun, 1902 (Decapoda, Palaemonidae) in the western Mediterranean
Centre Oceanogràfic de Balears

International commission for the conservation of atlantic tunas

Al Hoceima: rencontre sur le système de suivi communautaire de l'activité de pêche artisanale.
Aujourd'hui le Maroc

La apuesta de Marruecos por la acuicultura se materializa con el Plan “Halieutis” y la labor de la ANDA
IPAC - Acuicultura

World Bank Supports Integrated Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation in Morocco.
African Regional Coverage

La pesca en el Mediterráneo se dirige desde Málaga.
Raquel Garrido

Arias Cañete: “El ritmo de las conversaciones debe permitir cerrar un acuerdo pesquero con Marruecos en el primer semestre de este año
Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente

Carlos Domínguez recibe al coordindor del proyecto FAO-CopeMed.
Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente 2012

MEPs reject extension of the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement and call for a better deal.
European Parliament - Press service

Article 1 -- Article 2
InfosaMak Magazine

Algeria-EU: The European Commission sponsors a twinning with the CNRDPA.
InfosaMak Magazine

EU and Morocco to sign new protocol for fisheries agreement.
ENPI Info Centre

European Commission: a fisheries policy for the future.
European Commission – Press release

Newsletter of AKTEA European Network, regrouping women organisations in fisheries and aquaculture.
27 June 2011

Ruta Pesquera - Mayo/Junio 2011
Section concerning CopeMed II - PDF Complete
Ruta Pesquera 86

The Secretariat of the Sea of Spain underlines the wish of the Spanish Ministry of Environment, Rural and Maritime Affairs for improving the international fishery govern (supporting CopeMed II).
Spanish Ministry of Environment

UNEP Technical Report "Governing Marine Protected Areas: Getting the Balance Right"
University College London

Spanish research on vulnerable marine ecosystems in high seas
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino

European Atlas of the Sea launched
European Commission

Reunión en Málaga de un grupo de trabajo sobre las pesquerías de pequeños pelágicos del Mar de Alborán
Teleprensa World

In the framework of CopeMed II Project, the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) and the FAO organize a training course on fishery assessment addressed to experts from the North of Africa
English version - Leer en español
Spanish Institute of Oceanography

Fisheries experts agree on first global guidelines on reducing fishing discards
Problem may involve over 20 million tonnes of fish and other animals annually
FAO Media Centre

Presentation of a research project on a new trawl bottom fishery that does not damage the seabed
English version - Leer en español
Spanish Institute of Oceanography

New FAO initiative aims to combat IUU fishing by improving transparency in the global fisheries sector
FAO Media Centre

Mediterranean Countries Resist Lower Quotas at Paris Fisheries Meeting
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) starts the Mediterranean Forum in Malaga
English version - Leer en español
Spanish Ministry of Environment, Rural and Maritime Affairs

World Fisheries Day: Fisher-folk of the world unite
Al-Masry Al-Youm

Bluefin tuna: The 27 European countries agreed to argue in favour of a stable or partially reduced quota
English version - Version en français
Agence France-Presse

Several European projects that develop integrated models to simulate marine ecosystems are coordinated in Barcelona
English version - Leer en español
Spanish Institute of Oceanography

The Regulation and Organization Fund for the Fish and Marine Cultures Market (FROM) sponsors the User’s Manual “FEDEPESCA Guide about responsible consume of fish"
English version - Leer en español
Spanish Ministry of Environment, Rural and Maritime Affairs

Morocco eager to liberalise trade of agricultural, fisheries products with EU
Global Arab network

To recover the European Eel
English version - Leer en español
Industrias pesqueras

Francisco Moza will replace Elena Madrazo in the Direction of AECID
English version - Leer en español
EFE Agency

Ms Alicia Villauriz, the new Secretary General for Marine Affairs, Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Marine Environment
English version - Leer en español
Industrias pesqueras

Morocco: profession divided in terms of pelagic

The Spanish Institute of Oceanography takes part of the fisheries resources evaluation of the Mediterranean Area and Black Sea
Pesca 2

An agreement between the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) and the Ministry of the Presidency of the Balearic Government was presented to improve the red lobster management
Spanish Institute of Oceanography

Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy: The conference, which will take place on 16 November, is open to participants from the fishing industry, administrations, scientists, researchers, NGOs and the press. Registration now opens
European Commission Fisheries

EurOCEAN 2010 Conference calling for a stronger cooperation between science and Institutions in Marine Policy
Europa Press

The CFCA has adopted its multiannual work programme for 2011-2015 and the fifth annual work programme for 2011
World Fishing today

PLoS ONE: Marine Biodiversity and Biogeography - Regional Comparisons of Global Issuess
PloS Collections

Deep-sea corals discovered in the Mediterranean Sea offshore of Israel
Ocean Portal by the Smithsonian Institution

European Scientist models the spatial and temporal variability of the distribution grounds of sardine from the Mediterranean Sea
IEO- Balearic Centre News

Morocco. Implementation of management plan of the Small Pelagic: invitation to tender
october 2010
Ministry of Agriculture and Maritime Fishing

EUR 50 million to ensure continuation of EU integrated maritime policy
Agence Europe

Interview to Juan Antonio Camiñas, FAO-CopeMed II and ArtFiMed Projects Coordinator
september 2010
Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO)

A complex oceanographic campaign to improve the bluefin tuna management comes to an end
Spanish Institute of Oceanography

Online market: centralized access to all tenders and results
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Maritime Fisheries

The Secretaría del Mar of Spain presented in Almería their activities for biodiversity conservation in the Alboran Sea
Spanish Ministry of Environment, Rural and Maritime Affairs

IEO scientists assess the biomass of anchovy in the Mediterranean with the standard EU MEDIAS acoustic method

Spatial planning tools to support the ecosystem approach to aquaculture
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department

France, Mediterranean, fishing: Wrath of small trades
Le Marin

The Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) obtains massive bluefin tuna spawns made spontaneously without hormonal inductionn
The Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO)

Mediterranean Regulation: Commission writes to member states re implementation
Fisheries EU

Workshop on "technical conservation measures and discards under the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy"
Fisheries EU

The Western Mediterranean has warmed for more than a century
The Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO)

España y Argelia firman un acuerdo de colaboración en investigación pesquera y acuicultura
The Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO)

Bluefin tuna: Commission closes the purse seine fishery
Fisheries EU

La Secretaría General del Mar procede al cierre definitivo de la pesquería de atún rojo en el Mediterráneo para el conjunto de los buques cerqueros atuneros
Ministerio de medio ambiente y medio rural y marino

Fish trade among Mediterranean countries: Intraregional trade and import–export with the European Union
June 2010
GFCM Studies and Reviews Nº860

Pesca artesanal para reducir la pobreza
May-June 2010
Ruta Pesquera, Nº80

Country Seeks to Promote Fish Farming Industry  
December 12, 2009
Tunisia Online News

1er Encuentro Euro-Mediterráneo de Cooperativas de pescadores 
November 14, 2009
Fundación Philippe Cousteau “Unión de los Océanos”

Recontre sur la pêche artisanale dans le golfe de Gabès 
October 28, 2009
L’expert journal

Expertos de una decena de países debaten en Málaga mejoras en las redes de pesca 
September 10, 2009
Diario Sur

Reunión en Málaga de países mediterráneos para elaborar proyecto piloto de protección fondo marino 
September 10, 2009
Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse

Países mediterráneos se reúnen para proteger las especies del fondo marino 
September 9, 2009

Nuevo proyecto de sostenibilidad pesquera en el Mediterráneo 
June 13, 2008
Afrol News

Un proyecto internacional coordinará desde Málaga las pesquerías del Mediterráneo 
June 13, 2008
Diario Sur

Gobierno destina 900.000 euros a la sostenibilidad de pesquerías del Mediterráneo Occidental y central
June 12, 2008

Un proyecto internacional coordinará desde Málaga las pesquerías del Mediterráneo 
June 12, 2008

La Secretaría General del Mar contribuye a financiar el Proyecto CopeMed II dirigido a la sostenibilidad de las pesquerías del Mediterráneo occidental y central 
June 12, 2008

La Secretaría General del Mar contribuye a financiar el Proyecto CopeMed II dirigido a la sostenibilidad de las pesquerías del Mediterráneo 
June 12, 2008
Xornal de Galicia Marítimo Pesquero

Un proyecto internacional coordinará desde Málaga las pesquerías del Mediterráneo
June 6, 2008

Países mediterráneos buscarán soluciones para gestionar los recursos hídricos y pesqueros 
February 1, 2008
El economista

Accord de coopération Maroc-FAO 
December 23, 2007
Le matin

Signature à Rabat de l'Accord sur le «Développement durable de la pêche artisanale au Maroc et en Tunisie» 
19 décembre 2007
Dossier de presse nationale de l’INDH du Maroc

Signature à Rabat de l'Accord sur le « Développement durable de la pêche artisanale au Maroc et en Tunisie »
December 19, 2007

Dossier de presse nationale de l’INDH du Maroc

Málaga albergará la sede de coordinación de las pesquerías del Mediterráneo
November 20, 2007
La opinión de Málaga

La FAO y el MAPA firman un acuerdo de colaboración en materia de pesca
November 20, 2007
Portal del medio ambiente

El proyecto CopeMed II pretende lograr una gestión sostenible de los recursos pesqueros del Mediterráneo occidental y central
November 20, 2007

La Secretaría General de Pesca Marítima financiará un proyecto para la gestión sostenible de las pesquerías del Mediterráneo Occidental y Central
November 20, 2007
La Moncloa

España e Italia colaborarán con el fondo europeo de la pesca
February 16, 2005
Azti Tecnalia

Primer foro CopeMed sobre la pesca en el Mediterráneo occidental
July 7, 2003

Captura artesanal
July 19, 1999
El país

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