Med Sea Alliance

The Med Sea Alliance is a campaign movement created in 2020 to bring together non-government organizations and other civil society groups working to improve the health and productivity of the Mediterranean Sea.

Our Vision

The Med Sea Alliance’s vision is a Mediterranean Sea with a rich and resilient ecosystem, where the rules and practice of fishing support the health of the marine environment and benefit the communities that depend on it. Our goal is for the Mediterranean Sea to no longer be seen as a resource for endless exploitation, but as a shared natural treasure to be protected for generations to come.

News & Updates


Crucial step towards building a culture of compliance

Split, Croatia, November 10, 2023:NGOs today commended the decision by Mediterranean states to create a sanction system that will empower the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) to take action against countries which continue overfishing or illegal fishing, calling it “a crucial step towards building a culture of compliance, which is essential to start rebuilding Mediterranean fish populations”.

Continue reading NGOs Applaud Creation of Sanction System to Tackle Mediterranean Overfishing and Illegal Fishing

Photo: Fishing boat in Sicily. Tom Vierus FishAct

New Measures Would Allow Authorities to tackle non-compliance and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing 

Split, Croatia, November 6, 2023:As officials from Mediterranean countries gather this week for the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) annual session in Croatia, NGOs are urging the adoption of a system of corrective measures that would allow the GFCM to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and cases of non-compliance within its region – a call backed by a legal analysis published this week that shows that GFCM has the competency to impose such measures [1]. 

Continue reading NGOs Call for Urgent Action: Conservation Measures Vital for Protection of Mediterranean Fisheries and Ecosystems


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