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01 June 2017 News flash

The Sustainability of Fishing in the Mediterranean: Monaco Signs the Malta MedFish4ever Declaration

João Aguiar Machado, Director General of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and H.E. Ms. Sophie Thevenoux, Ambassador, Head of the Mission of Monaco to the European Union. ©DR

On Wednesday 31 May 2017, H.E. Ms Sophie Thevenoux, Ambassador, Head of the Mission of Monaco to the European Union, signed the MedFish4ever Ministerial Declaration on the future of fishing in the Mediterranean.

The signing ceremony took place at the European Commission in the presence of João Aguiar Machado, Director General of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

The MedFish4ever Declaration was adopted following a ministerial conference on fishing in the Mediterranean, held in Malta on 29 and 30 March 2017.

It will serve as a framework for action to be taken in this region over the next ten years on key issues such as artisanal fishing and combating illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing, data collection, scientific advice and the adoption of reliable conservation measures.

By signing this declaration, H.E. Ms. Sophie Thevenoux confirms H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince's commitment to the sustainability of fishing in the Mediterranean.

The Malta Declaration is open for signature by all States bordering the Mediterranean Sea.

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