About GFCM


Develop sustainable aquaculture in the Mediterranean, Black Sea and connected bodies of water.


To best utilize living marine resources with conservation and long-term objectives in mind.

Rational Management

Open to all bordering Nation States as well as certain United Nations’ members.


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GFCM Organization and Structure

The GFCM implements its policy and activities through the Secretariat and operates during the intersessional period by means of the following committees:

  • Committee on Aquaculture (CAQ): established in 1995
  • Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC): established in 1997
  • Compliance Committee (CoC): established in 2006
  • Committee on Administration and Finance (CAF): established in 2009

The Commission also establishes, as appropriate, temporary, special or standing committees to study and report on matters pertaining to the purposes of the Commission and working parties to study and recommend on specific technical issues.

The GFCM also benefits from the support of cooperative projects at sub-regional and regional level.


GFCM Organigram



Commission membership is open to Members of the United Nations, especially coastal States, States whose vessels engage in fishing in the Convention Area as well as to Regional Economic Integration Organizations.

The Commission normally holds its Regular Session on an annual basis and convenes special sessions, as appropriate, at the request or with the approval of the majority of the Members. It seeks to promote the conservation and rational management of living marine resources through, inter alia, drawing up binding measures related to the regulation of fishing methods, fishing gear and minimum landing sizes, together with the establishment of open and closed fishing seasons and areas. It also strives to implement a fishing effort control regime by Operational Units through the regulation of catch and fishing effort and their allocation among Members.

Sessions of the Commission are attended by delegates, their alternates, experts and advisers. Each Member has the right to one vote except in the case of a Regional Economic Integration Organization (REIO) which is entitled to the number of votes equal to the number of its Member States which are also Members of the Commission. Competence and voting power over specific Session issues are indicated by REIOs prior to the Session; REIOs cannot exercise their votes when their Member States exercise theirs and vice versa.


Title Name Country Election date e-mail
Chairperson Mr Stefano CATAUDELLA Italy May 2011
1st Vice-Chairperson Ms Esra Fatma DENIZCI TOSLAK Turkey May 2013
2nd Vice-Chairperson Mr Philippe FERLIN France May 2011


Title Name e-mail
Executive Secretary Mr Abdellah SROUR
Senior aquaculture officer / CAQ backstopping officer Mr Fabio MASSA
Fishery resources officer / SAC backstopping officer Mr Miguel BERNAL
Legal and institutional officer / CoC backstopping officer Mr Nicola FERRI
Information Management Officer Ms Pilar HERNANDEZ
Data compliance officer Mr Federico DE ROSSI
Scientific editing / translation officer Ms Dominique BOURDENET
Programme associate Ms Claudia ESCUTIA
Programmer / system analyst Mr Roberto EMMA
Office assistant Ms Merieme IHIRI
Administrative clerk Ms Florence DICKENS
Liaison consultant Ms Margherita SESSA
Aquaculture and small-scale fisheries consultant Mr Davide FEZZARDI
Environment consultant Ms Aurora NASTASI

Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) Mandate

Provide independent advice on the technical and scientific bases for decisions concerning fisheries conservation and management, including biological, social and economic aspects, in particular:

  • assess information provided by Members and relevant fisheries organizations or programmes on catches, fishing efforts, and other data relevant to the conservation and management of fisheries;
  • formulate advice to the Commission on the conservation and management of fisheries;
  • identify cooperative research programmes and coordinate their implementation;
  • undertake such other functions or responsibilities as may be conferred by the Commission.

SAC operates through five subsidiary bodies:

  • Coordination Meeting of the Sub-Committees (CMSC)
  • Sub-Committee on Stock Assessment (SCSA)
  • Sub-Committee on Marine Environment and Ecosystems (SCMEE)
  • Sub-Committee on Statistics and Information (SCSI)
  • Sub-Committee on Economic and Social Sciences (SCESS)


Title Name Country Election date e-mail
Chairperson Mr Othman JARBOUI Tunisia February 2014
1st Vice-Chairperson Ali Cemal GÜCÜ Turkey February 2014
2nd Vice-Chairperson Ms Capucine MELLON France February 2014


Sub-Committee Name Country Election date e-mail
SCSA Mr Francesco COLLOCA Italy May 2013
SCMEE Mr Federico ALVAREZ PRADO Spain April 2010
SCSI Mr Alaa Eldin EL-HAWEET Egypt May 2013
SCESS Mr Scander BEN SALEM Tunisia May 2013

Committee on Aquaculture (CAQ) Mandate

Monitor trends and promote the sustainable development and responsible management of marine and brackish water aquaculture in the region, and provide independent advice on the technical, socio-economic, legal and environmental bases for common standards, norms and guidelines and decisions for consideration by the Commission, in particular:

  • assess information provided by Members and relevant aquaculture related stakeholders or programmes on production statistics, market data, culture systems, technologies used, farmed species, and maintain related databases, including relevant socio-economic, environmental, biotic and abiotic indicators;
  • promote the formulation of common standards and guidelines on sustainable development and responsible management of aquaculture;
  • identify cooperative research and training programmes and coordinate their implementation;
  • carry out other duties, functions or responsibilities related to aquaculture promotion as be conferred by the Commission.

CAQ operates through five subsidiary bodies:

  • Coordination Meeting of the Working Groups (CMWG)
  • Working Group on Marketing
  • Working Group on Sustainability Indicators
  • Working Group on Siting and Carrying Capacity
  • Information System for the Promotion of Aquaculture in the Mediterranean (SIPAM)


Title Name Country Election date e-mail
Chairperson Mr Francois RENÈ France February 2011
1st Vice-Chairperson Mr Pablo AVILA Spain February 2011
2nd Vice-Chairperson Mr Houssam HAMZA Tunisia February 2013

Working Group on the Black Sea (WGBS)


Title Name Country Election date e-mail
Coordinator Mr Simion NICOLAEV Romania May 2012
1st Vice-Coordinator Mr Violin RAYKOV Bulgaria May 2012
2nd Vice-Coordinator Mr Ilhan AYDIN
Turkey May 2013

Compliance Committee (COC) Mandate

  • review compliance with conservation and management measures adopted by the Commission and make such recommendations to the Commission as may be necessary to ensure their effectiveness;
  • review the implementation of measures of monitoring, control, surveillance, and enforcement adopted by the Commission as may be necessary to ensure their effectiveness;
  • define, develop and make recommendations to the Commission concerning the phased development and implementation of the GFCM Control and Inspection scheme;
  • monitor, review and analyze information pertaining to the activities of Non-Contracting Parties and their vessels which undermine the objectives of the Agreement including, in particular, IUU fishing, and recommend actions to be taken by the Commission to discourage such activities;
  • perform such other tasks as directed by the Commission.


Title Name Country Election date e-mail
Chairperson Mr Samir MAJDALANI Lebanon May 2011
1st Vice-Chairperson Mr Josip MARKOVIC Croatia May 2012
2nd Vice-Chairperson Ms Samia LOUNIS ABBOUN Algeria May 2013

Committee of Administration and Finance (CAF)


  • review administrative matters relating to the Executive Secretary and his staff and make appropriate recommendations to the Commission;
  • review compliance with the rules of procedures and financial rules;
  • review the implementation of the budget adopted at the previous session of the Commission and analyse and make recommendations on the draft budget to be adopted at the current session of the Commission; and
  • perform such other administration and financial matters as may be referred to it by the Commission.


Title Name Country Election date e-mail
Chairperson Mr Hachemi MISSAOUI Tunisia May 2011
1st Vice-Chairperson Ms Aleksandar JOKSIMOVIC Montenegro May 2011
2nd Vice-Chairperson Ms Mimoza COBANI Albania May 2013



How to Find Loans for People with Bad Credit

Acquiring bad credit loans seems impossible for those who have been turned down by major banks and financial institutions. When all hope seems lost, however, there’s often another way out.

People with poor scores can still get loans from other sources, but these loans often come with caveats such as high-interest rates and short payment periods. To find loans for people with bad credit, here are some places you can start:

Bad Credit Loans

1. Personal Loans for Bad Credit

Personal loans for poor scores are a type of loan from a bank or any financial institution. These are meant for personal instead of business or commercial use. This can be used to fund personal expenses or to consolidate debts.

Personal loans for bad credit can be secured or unsecured. Secured loans require collateral while unsecured loans do not. Of these two, it’s easier for those with poor credit to get secured loans since credit scores are a huge factor in acquiring unsecured loans.

If you don’t have any asset to offer, try looking for credit unions or banks that will grant you an unsecured loan. The catch is that unsecured personal loans have much higher interest rates than secured loans. Personal loans are usually used by borrowers to consolidate existing credit debts. This is because personal loans often come with fixed monthly payments with interest rates that are lower than their credit card debts.

2. Peer to Peer Lending Companies

Another way to find loans for individuals with poor credit is to inquire in peer to peer lending companies. This type of business is purely online and connects individual lenders to borrowers.

A P2P loan is one of the easiest bad credit loans to get because your credit score is not too big of a factor in their decision on whether to grant you a loan or not. Some peer to peer lending companies offer loans with under a 10% interest rate, making it attractive to people looking to get out of debt.

3. Payday Loans

Perhaps the fastest cash you can get without any assets required is through using payday loans. Basically, you apply for a loan which you will pay back in a lump sum on your next payday.

The current going interest rate is a little less than one-fourth the total amount. Although, this will quickly add up if you continue to roll out your payment to the next payday. If you move your payment three times, the interest will triple. So this loan is for those who are confident that they can fully pay off the loan the next month.

Second Chance Loan Lenders

A Few Reminders:

*Perform thorough research on these types of bad credit loans. Know the catch in each loan type, so you’ll know what you’re getting into.

*Compare rates to make sure that you’ll get the lowest possible interest rate.

*Consult trusted with families or friends whether they think your plan will work and if they have better ideas on how you can handle your situation.

It’s not impossible to find loans for individuals with poor credit. Some lenders will be more empathetic to borrowers with low credit scores. The key is to do thorough research.

Benefits of HVAC Systems on Fishing and Commercial Shipping Fleets

The quality of air on board fishing and commercial shipping fleets determines how long the vessels can stay at sea. This factor has necessitated the inclusion of advanced HVAC systems in almost any vessel that spends days at sea or carries many people. The specific technology used may vary from one ship to another, but the principle goals of the systems are the same. The main advantages of HVAC systems on fishing and commercial shipping fleets are discussed below:

Go to sea in any season

With the adverse effect of seasonal changes on temperature, there is the need to stabilize the temperature inside shipping fleets. During summer, the vessels need a constant supply of cold air while in winter, a supply of hot and fresh air is necessary. HAVC systems are designed to ensure these supplies are maintained. Without these systems, vessels would not be able to go to sea during extreme cold or hot weathers. This is because the people in the ships will suffer from either heat stroke or frostbite. The ability to go to sea at any time increases investors’ earning from their ships.

Comfortable Journeys and working conditions

A basic diagram of heating/AC systems on shipping fleets.

A basic diagram of heating/AC systems on shipping fleets.

Ships and fishing vessels are enclosed to protect the ship and people on board from rain and storms. This enclosure has the adverse effect of building up the heat in the vessels during summer and hindering natural ventilation in large ships. The high temperature and poor ventilation result into an uncomfortable environment that may make workers avoid the ship.

With HVAC systems, ships can maintain comfortable internal conditions for people on board, hence they are extremely important.  For a recent venture from ports in Florida, US, we worked with the #1 Orlando AC services company to ensure the voyage back to the mediterranean has a working HVAC system. For vessels in cold environment such as icebreakers, the system is used to warm up the various compartments in the ship. HVAC systems are, therefore, critical to comfortable sea journeys and working conditions in ships.

Improved Profitability

The profitability of fishing and commercial shipping fleets depends on the effectiveness of workers. With several weeks at sea and no option of replacing workers when their effectiveness goes down, these vessels are built with the employees’ needs in mind. The fleets have reliable HVAC systems to provide a comfortable living environment to the seamen. The systems ensure that living quarters, kitchens, bridge, and engine rooms are well ventilated and operate under suitable conditions to human beings. Such environment enables the people on board to work efficiently for weeks. The result is a safe and quick arrival of goods.

Disease Free

Diseases are transmitted quickly in the humid environment caused by inadequate ventilations and lack of properly working Air Conditioning units. Some of these diseases are dangerous to the health of the workers as it can cause organ failures and deaths. Disease outbreak inside fishing and commercial shipping vessels may lead to unavailability of essential personnel. These factors may result in delays that can cause loss of thousands or even millions of dollars. Hot summers and cold winters can also cause heatstroke and frostbites respectively. HVAC systems are, therefore, essential to preventing diseases and injuries.

HVAC Systems on fishing and commercial shipping fleets are critical for business. The systems should be regularly maintained to keep them from breaking down when the ship is at sea. Moreover, it is advisable to have a worker who is skilled in repairing these essential systems on board at all times.

How Proper Tree Care is Crucial for the Mediterranean Environment

Caring for trees is a rewarding experience. Trees are crucial for life. Without trees, it would be hard to combat climate change successfully. The atmosphere suffers as the buildup of excess CO2 continues unabated. It’s costly to care for trees on a more regular basis. Nonetheless, the benefits far outweigh the costs. Trees need professional care for the duration of their lives. As long as they stand, the trees will require constant tender love and care. What you may not realize is the benefit that proper tree care and tree removal has on the environment.

What are the benefits?

Guarantees constant supply of wood

The Mediterranean palm tree is a crucial element of the ecosystem, proper care needs to be given to it and other trees in the area.

The Mediterranean palm tree is a crucial element of the ecosystem, proper care needs to be given to it and other trees in the area.

The demand for quality wood is great all over the world. Many shipping vessels rely on wood for their construction. Fishing also depends on wooden products, such as boats. These vessels and products would be hard to manufacture if you don’t take good care of all the trees around you. Lack of professional and regular care could cause many industries that employ thousands and millions of people to collapse. The economic catastrophe of such thing happening is hard to imagine right now.

Capture rainwater

Each year, more than a hundred trees that have matured well catch just slightly less than 140,000 gallons of rainwater. The rainwater then proves beneficial in farming, thus guaranteeing food security. The rainwater makes its way to the rivers, streams and lakes around, thus boosting the fishing industry too. Moreover, the fact that the trees help you to save up to 56 percent of what you spend on air-conditioning each year means that you will have more money for other equally important projects in your life.

Improves values of homes

Furthermore, proper tree care improves the value of homes. A single large tree growing in your front yard improves the price at which you can sell your house by 1 percent. Large specimen trees, on the other hand, are capable of adding 10 percent to the current value of your property (thanks to tree removal Denver for pointing this fact out!) This means that you can sell your property at a higher rate, and use the money for other important businesses. If you run a fishing business that you’re passionate about, such margins could be the difference between reviving the struggling operations and complete collapse.

Reduces violence

For some reason, neighbors that are full of trees tend to be less violent. Trees seem to make people more calm and peaceable. See areas lke the aforementioned Denver, Colorado, which are full of mountains and trees and have enjoyed very peaceful environments for many years. Therefore, your decision to plant trees around your house could give you the peace of mind required to flourish in your fishing business. The fact that trees protect children from harmful ultraviolet rays is great news for you as it means reduced medical expenses. More importantly, trees provide food.  Trees are crucial for a thriving ecosystem. Trees have healing abilities as shown by the speed at which patients heal when looking at trees.

Therefore, prepare a budget for tree services. This way, the water bodies around your city will benefit from your small investment. All types of wildlife enjoy the canopy and habitat provided by trees. Water pollution reduces significantly when trees grow well. Trees provide fresh oxygen that you need to do different tasks – and be alive. The air is clean when trees grow nicely, and this wouldn’t be possible if you don’t take good care of them. If you want to know whether the season has changed so that you can go fishing, plant and take care of your trees.

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Life on a Fishing Vessel – Proper Shoes


Life onboard a fishing vessel can be a trying time if unprepared…

Life onboard a fishing vessel can be a tiring and difficult process, and it only gets made worse when fishermen (and women) come to the process unprepared.  One of the most important and often overlooked factors is that of footwear, especially for those workers that are overweight.

Overweight Crew Members

Being overweight or obese is one of the many things that are not welcome in life; most especially when it comes to women. However, due to unavoidable circumstances like disease and genetics, there are a significant number of women suffering this condition.  Obesity affects one’s posture and walking style, just to mention a few.

It is therefore imperial that obese women wear comfortable shoes.
Obesity affects hip and trunk movement that are essential during normal day to day activities such as dressing, cleaning the house and doing laundry and even taking a shower. From biology, we know that the hips and legs sustain most body weight. This can be made worse by wearing uncomfortable shoes.

It’s only natural for any obese or overweight woman to want to lose weight. Other than losing weight, it is of great importance for them to stay healthy. Body weight and condition of the heart go hand in hand. That’s why it is of great importance that they exercise regularly. With the wrong kind of shoes, exercising will cause more harm than good.  You can find more information from Boot Bomb’s footgear for obese females guide.

Here are some factors to consider when choosing a pair of shoes for a crew member…
Body weight – The shoes you choose should be able to withstand your body weight and the pressure you exert to them when walking or running. Wearing shoes that are not able to withstand your body weight will expose you to more health problems.

Purpose of the shoes – It would beat common sense if you wore slippers to the gym or high heeled shoes to a marathon. One should consider the purpose of the shoes before purchasing them. If you walk a lot for example, the kind of shoes you choose should fit properly and should have a small heel for easier walking.

Durability – It is uneconomical to buy a pair of shoes that will not last. In as much as you won’t wear your shoes everyday or you don’t want to go e

These fishing style shoes are ideal for both fit crew members and overweight crew members.

These fishing style shoes are ideal for both fit crew members and overweight crew members.

verywhere with the same pair of shoes, it will save you a lot of cash and time to buy a pair of shoes that is within your budget and will serve you for some time.

Quality of shoes- This does not directly affect the health of an obese person. However, good quality of shoes in terms of material used to make the shoe, the style of making the shoe goes a long way in determining how comfortable a shoe is. No one wants to walk around town in fear of your shoes spoiling anytime.


It is worth noting that even with the right pair of shoes and a bad attitude; you are bound to be uncomfortable. A positive attitude goes a long way in determining how comfortable you will be I your shoes.

Plumbing Problems on Ships

There are a lot of different problem that can occur on board a ship, the worst being a fire, but also significantly bad is problems with plumbing and sewage on board.  Many might think that a ship won’t have problems with running water, but that is certainly a misunderstanding.  The presence of clean running water and proper sewage and waste management on board is what makes living on a ship for weeks or even months at a time possible.

Importance of Training for Shipmates

One of the issues with ship issues is that you don’t always have an expert on board.  For commercial cruises they always bring a plumber on board, but for a smaller venture it’s just not feasible to bring a dedicated staff member just for something liek that.

24 hour Plumber on a ship

Plumbers on ships are a necessity, so its best to train your shipmates.

Also important to keep in mind is this is not a big city where someone can call 24 hour plumber nyc and have someone rush over.  Once you are out at sea, the shipmates are all you have until you get back to shore, so you need to have all the training necessary to handle any issue that might come up.

Marine Plumbing Supplies

As your staff is trained in the needs of marine plumbing, you’ll now need some supplies to make sure they can handle situations as they come up.  This includes all the smaller items, such as pipes and fittings, pumps and hoses, etc.  These can be found at various plumbing supply shops, online or in person.

Some ideas for having extra supplies of the following:

  • Marine Toilets
  • Holding Tanks
  • Valves
  • Water Heater
  • Ventilation

Having all these supplies, just in case, will go a long way in insuring that your shipmates and yourself won’t face any unnecessary challenges when it comes to plumbing onboard your fishing vessel.

Emergency Stores of Food and Water

Let’s be honest, handling human waste is not the biggest deal when traveling on the ocean.  However, what is a big deal is if water sources become compromised.  As the old sailors adage goes, “Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink”, it’s a seaman’s worst nightmare is to be stuck at sea without water to drink.

How this matters with plumbing is that much of the plumbing system is hooked up with the water system.  While the drinking/fresh water and the “grey” water are segragated, any impact on the pipes (like cracking, breaking, freezing, etc) can impact both.  In this case it is crucial to have excess amounts of water on hand for emergencies.

Given all the recent news about cruise ship horror stories, it seems appropriate to try and avoid them on more commercial ventures. Thankfully with a fully trained staff, excess supplies and a positive mental attitude, you likely won’t be needing to worry about your fishing venture.  Just be sure to have all these checks in place before you set sail.

How are Fishing Vessels Kept Clean?

Boat Cleaning

Fishing Vessels require special consideration when it comes to cleaning and maintenance.

If you are in the fishing industry then you think a lot about catching fish. This is after all your business. You might not give as much thought to the type of cleaning that your vessel needs. You have your crew due normal cleaning like making sure that dishes are cleaned, food is not left out, and there are not slippery surfaces. But, is that enough? What cleaning services to do fishing vessels need?

Importance of Cleaning

You may consider cleaning of your fishing vessel like you consider house cleaning. After all, your crew lives there for several months at a time. This is a great place to start with the cleaning. But, it should not be the place that you end.

Many states, such as California, have implemented stricter cleaning standards. This is because improper cleaning is not just a health hazard. It also is leading to certain types of marine live attaching to boats. One of these is the Quagga/Zebra mussel. If it is not cleaned off of boats then they transport these to other areas. This mussel is a danger when transported to a new environment.

Steps You Can Take

Just like you do in routine house cleaning be aware of the condition that you are leaving things in. You want to make sure that areas do not have standing water. That they are cleaned after your fishing trip. You want to make sure that areas where you store your catch are cleaned and dry.

You may have some carpeted areas. These are often found in sleeping areas and/or around the kitchen. You need to do more than just vacuum these. You want to have them professionally cleaned just like you would at home. This removes the dirt that can become trapped in the fibers. It also removes allergens and bacteria that can affect the health of your crew.

Don’t forget the seats. You eat on the run. When you are on a fishing trip then things can be very hectic. You sit only long enough to eat a few bites or get a little bit of sleep then you return to work. The seats themselves can be exposed to many different kinds of dirt and grime. You want to make sure and clean them properly also.

You don’t want to forget about the Captain’s area and below deck either. These areas may be metal but they also need cleaning. Leaving them wet can actually cause damage to them. They also provide a great place for bacteria to grow.

You want your fishing vessel to make you money for many years to come. You also want the same from your crew. Illness in the crew can cost you time and a large amount of money. Proper cleaning can ensure that your vessel and your crew perform at their best. You don’t have to be in this alone. This is where a commercial cleaning service comes in. They can perform the deep cleaning while you are in port and getting some much needed rest and relaxation.

Life on a Fishing Vessel

In recent years the concept of deep-sea fishing and large scale fishery has been popularized by shows like “Deadliest Catch”, a reality television show that documents the lives of Alaskan crab fisherman.  With this has come some recent rise in the number of people that have tried to join these ventures, leading to many “greenhorns” arriving at shore hoping to become part of an adventure.  They show up, relatively unprepared, and waiting to cast off into the blue yonder.

Rarely do these greenhorns make it past one season.  This is because the life of a fisherman is a hard one, and not everyone is cut out for the labor and living conditions that are required to last months on the open sea.  In this article we will talk about some of less romanticized and adventurous aspects of industrial scale fishing vessels.

Let’s frame this article with a few simple questions about daily life on a fishing vessel.  Many people will take these simple things for granted, but we have to remember that we are essentially living on a boat (and this isn’t a luxury ocean liner that you take for a week into the Mediterranean resorts either).


How do they eat on a fishing vessel? Well this one is as bad as it could be, I suppose.  Anyone who is a regular viewer of the fishing reality shows will know that they do eat well.  They have to, considering the strenuous manual labor that they are performing day in, day out.  Given the possibility of spoilage, however, special precautions need to be taken.  For example:

Any perishable foods are kept frozen.  Any vessel that is meant to house staff for more than a few days has to have an industrial strength freezer on board to keep food at a sub-freezing temperature.  This is usually not a problem for industrial fishing vessels, since the fish caught needs to be instantly frozen in order to maintain it until they are back on land.

Living quarters will also be equipped with standard refrigerators, microwaves and ovens.  While the space is cramped, it does come with some unlikely amenities that make these quarters feel comfortable for the fisherman.  When they are not hard at work pulling it the days catch, they can relax and enjoy some coffee.


Laundry on a fishing boat? Not quite like this...

Laundry on a fishing boat? Not quite like this…

Now how on earth do they take care of cleaning clothes on the long trips to sea?  With all the hard labor fisherman perform, they run through changes of clothes at a rapid pace.  Without proper laundry and cleaning care, it could become a big health and sanitary problem that could endanger the mission of the crew.  Well, they have this covered, as they must.  Most fishing vessels are equipped with large scaled stacked washer dryers that can handle large loads of laundry.  They are usually built into walls of the interior of the boat so as to account for the wild shifting when the boat is at sea.

The same principles cover the fisherman living quarters.  Each is given a section (sometimes even just a bunk bed) that they are responsible for.  There are no cleaning services that come by to fix up the place, so each fisherman must take care of their own area.  Failure to do so not only reflects poorly on the fisherman but can also strain relationship with his/her shipmates.

Communication with the Outside World

How do these fisherman, who are out on the ocean for months at a time, communicate with anyone back on dry land?  In decades prior, this has been largely impossible except for the standard radio communication.  However in recent years this has expanded a bit to include some access to cellular phone signals and satellite communications.  For the most part this is an expensive process and is kept for use only in emergencies for for necessary data (like weather outlooks, notifications from authorities, communication with headquarters, etc).

So for the most part sailors and fishermen are cut off from the rest of the world.  This is one of the hard facts that newcomers have to face, and often times they are no prepared from what it feels like.  Isolation from friends and family, combined with lots of intense hard labor and potential dangers, tends to leave most greenhorns packing their bags at the end of the season.

Investments in International Aquaculture

Fish farming is known as aquaculture and involves raising fish for commercial purposes in enclosures or tanks, often for food. This aquaculture can also be defined as releasing young fish into the water to supplement the numbers of a species or for recreational fishing.  When done properly and with the right investments it can become a nice source of passive income for investors and business owners.  It also works to employ a large group of manual and management workers.

fish farm

Innovative Fishery Ideas have spawned new investments from venture capital.

Because there is certainly an increase for fish as well as protein, this endeavor pleasing for many in an effort to make a dwelling. This source of income also provides fish marketers another source. The most in-demand types of fish in fish harvesting are: salmon, catfish as well as tilapia.

To established a fish village, you first need to produce a business plan and also a marketing strategy and seek out money. Both are needed to help you find out what your set up needs will possibly be and helpful while setting goals for your new venture.

Next, it is imperative that you choose a business structure, obtain an enterprise license and next register with nearby, state and national agencies.

Next, you will need to decide on what sort of fish you want and if you want more than one family of fish. The next step is the most crucial. You will must build a fish home. It must be a home which will be effective for the selection of fish you have. Some say the most effective ways to sustain a fish village is by blocking in water collected from one of main pump so your temperature stays for the same level. It is usually important to have enough land for the fish to swimming in.

One in the technologies in baiting utilizes a fake prawn because bait when doing some fishing, Enthusiasts also come across this effective because the design of that bait was copied itself from the characteristics of a true prawn like following a backward burst while it sees potential danger. Make use in the weight and buoyancy in the lure by jerking it forward with the aid of you rod, then pause that and repeat the same sequence over all over again to imitate your swimming pattern of a squid.

Some fishermen in addition use live squid with regard to bait and doing this is often a lot of success too in doing some fishing for squid. Fishermen affixed some sort of live squid into a hook but into a fan of straight barbs. This is just because a squid provides enough weight itself to cast that out even without a sinker, floats or swivel. Others use an amount of squid lures in distinct colors.

When you use a live squid with regard to bait, do not skin tone your squid because the squid has specific gloss which many tempted squids will require a bite. In case you are familiar with squids, you would observe that a squid that may be caught fresh features a transparent body when compared with a dead squid that has already a light flesh.

Your fish home need to be built so that in a area you can have a breeding pond and from the other area you retain the fish you don’t want to particular breed of dog. The water have to be kept clean, and it is important to keep your fish fed and to ensure water is pumped in and out of your system.

Next, you will need to find a marketplace. Check out the local stores that market fresh fish or find larger stores that you can ship you fish to. The benefits of the endeavor are several for example your fish being additional nutritious than those present in a natural habitat and far healthier than those that have been exposed for you to dangerous pesticides. Another benefit is really a very efficient strategy for making money.

International Shipping Security Concerns

International movers face dangers and obstacles every day that most of the people who hire them never even consider. There are certain precautions that they need to take on any job and some that they need to address when moving your belongings to parts of the world that are unstable or currently immersed in an armed conflict. Many have been hiring international security to go to jobs that are opening up in countries where it is still not completely safe for leisurely travel.

Freight Ship

Freight shipping companies in Mediterranean and Indian Oceans are facing security concerns.

To offset some of the dangers, international security use well-traveled routes that have security forces in place from either the local police or armed forces that are occupying an area. They also used unmarked trucks in certain regions so that members of the opposition will not know which country their cargo is coming from. It is important in some areas for the international movers to be completely anonymous in between the point of origin and the final destination. Some nations, being one of them, are not all that popular in certain parts of the world so acknowledging an affiliation with an American citizen may not be safe for the international movers. Drivers are well aware of this and try not to carry anything that indicates who they are transporting for other than the documents necessary to get through military check-points.

Exit and entry ports are generally well guarded and fairly safe for the loading and unloading of cargo. The difficulties usually arise in the transport from the entry port to the final drop off spot. Roads in remote regions are avoided and some international movers will not handle this portion of the journey at all. If you are moving for a job opportunity, find out if your employer has a system in place to help you transport your furnishings to your new home.

Other security concerns involve the voyage over by ship or plane. shipping for international security normally don’t own these transport vessels so security is the responsibility of the crew and the charter company. Many of the ships that traverse the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean now have weapons or armed guards to help fend off pirates which still exist out there. There is also a heavy military presence from both the United States and United Nations security forces patrolling the major shipping routes. International movers are well aware of this and make it a point to stick close to the designated shipping routes. When they are forced to go off track they radio their location in and try to get back to the shipping lane as quickly as possible.

Of course, it’s not just in conflict nations that danger exists for shipping for international security. Trucks are hijacked in the other civilized nations all the time. The most important safety concern for international movers is always their personnel. They have all clients sign liability, theft and damage waivers in the event of a robbery so that their people will not have to put themselves at risk. Human life is far more valuable than your living room set or household appliances.

One of the unsung heroes of International Delegations, the Translation Services

The GFCM deals with many different countries, including all those that border on the Mediterranean, but also many members of the United Nations that ship vessels through the Mediterranean waters.  One of the crucial needs for managing this is to have adequate translation services.  This is one of the unsung heroes of international delegations such as GFCM.


Translators play a crucial role in international issues, such as the United Nations or the GFCM.

In order to bring the best views and ideologies at one point from all over the world international conferences are arranged by various international organizations like UN, WHO etc. Most of the participants of these conferences come from different countries with different cultures and languages. So to allow everyone to understand the proceedings of the conference they normally hire professional translation services. These services also help every participant to take part in the discussions and share his views in a friendly and easily understandable environment to achieve the goal of the conference.

Smooth communication

The hosts of international conferences usually keep everyone well informed to organize everything safely well throughout the event. Those who do not understand the native language in such conferences can find it difficult to understand documents and announcements regarding the schedule of the event, updated information about any change in the program and emergency procedures unless they are translated in their native language. In such condition international attendees of the international conferences can understand these updates and communicate well with their co-participants only if a professional translation company is hired by the hosts of the event.

Assured mutual understanding

The professional of translation services have good opportunity to attend international events like conferences in other countries in today’s world where traveling long distances and communicating with remotely situated people has become common event. The hosts of these conferences normally want every attendee to understand the views of other participants and communicate his views to others. In order to make it possible they have to hire professional translators so that all information can be translated to the native languages of the attendees. Such teams of the linguists are usually equipped with the tools and equipment that can help them in ensuring accurate mutual understanding between the attendees through presentations and talks even if they do not understand the language of the speakers.

Enabling social interactions

Networking has become important in today’s fast moving world to make right contact for achieving business goals or availing career opportunities. If your focus, at an international conference, is on helpful and profitable business opportunities then it is necessary to hire translation services to understand the language of others and develop social relationship through interactions. A professional multi-linguist translator can help you in communicating with everyone in the conference and take advantage of the opportunities and networks which you might have missed otherwise.

International conferences are normally hosted for a number of reasons like awareness, education, hospitality and fundraising etc. Such conferences bring together representatives from all over the world with variety of important topics in different languages for other attendees, irrespective of the reason of the conference. In order to make such conferences successful it is necessary to hire professional translation services to bridge the gaps of different languages between the participants. It is important to hire a team of qualified translators who can enable others in engaging others through social interactions and exchanging knowledge by understanding the language of each other.


In The News – Advancements in the Mobile Web Affect International Communications

World Wide Web

Just as the Internet greatly affected worldwide communication, Mobile technology is threatening to do the same.

Websites have become one of the most important tools for all business owners to both promote their products and services and communicate effectively with their customers and business partners. When you want to create a good website, you need to learn about some advancements that may be available on the market these days. There are some important things that you need to know, in order to help you create good design for your website. This article is going to show you some great tips about how you can have good design and function of your website. It is not difficult for you to follow some of these useful tips nowadays.

Mobile friendly site is going to grow significantly

You need to know that many people are using their mobile phones or smartphones, especially when they want to find some good information from the Internet. Therefore, you need to learn about how you can create good mobile friendly design that is good for your website. “Mobile sites tend to grow better than any other traditional static websites that are available on the market nowadays.” says Tom, an experienced web designer who works for a Brisbane website design agency for the past 10 years. Most customers are going to click and browse any websites that have good mobile friendly design because they can read all important information from any mobile sites easily without any problems.

Social interaction plays an important role now

This is another important thing that you have to know about the advancement of the web technology. Social interaction becomes very popular among many users nowadays. You can find any social media sites that are available on the market nowadays, such as Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, and any other popular sites these days. It is a great idea for you to build your community, so you should be able to get all benefits from this social interaction with your followers. Building good community is very useful to help you get all benefits from today’s web technology.

Prototyping is the major part of web design

It is very important for you to learn about how you can prototype your website design. Prototyping plays an important role in building a new website today. You need to use this method for creating interactive experience for all users. There are many types of prototyping tools that are available on the market, for example Framer, InVision, Origami, Codepen, and any other popular tools. These tools allow you to create the best design of your website nowadays. It is recommended for you to use several tools at the same time, in order to get many benefits from these prototyping tools.

In the News: Cloud Computing Affecting Wide Range of Business Endeavors

If you’d like to see your business functioning smarter, faster, and more powerfully, cloud accounting software is key. By working in the cloud, you can collaborate better with your team and have a more up to date view of your finances. Traditional small business accounting software can suck up too much of your business’ time, detracting value and removing the fun from business.

What Cloud Account Systems Provide

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has greatly affected many industries, include shipping, accounting and bookkeeping.

Having a cloud bookkeeping system means your accounting software will now be located on a remote server through your web browser. There are a number of benefits to cloud accounting, including constant access, automatic bank feeds that can be quickly synched to your business’ bank accounts, and the ability of both you and your account to see the same information simultaneously. Now, you can collaborate better with your adviser who can provide important insights for your business right away.

The cloud has added a number of powerful solutions for accounting. Cloud bookkeeping solutions come in two basic varieties: public and private. Private cloud options limit access to only you and your company’s data, or you can rent space on another company’s servers. Public cloud solutions, on the other hand, are designed for small or medium businesses, where you run on systems that are owned by other companies, and share space with a number of other users. Public clouds are simple: you just give them your credit card, and they’ll provide you accounting services. Adding employees and services increases your costs.

Top Cloud Bookkeeping Services

There are a number of top cloud bookkeeping services. These include Bill.com, FreshBooks, and QuickBooks Online. Additionally, Xero, Inc. lets you convert QuickBooks to cloud. Sage’s Cloud accounting services are also available, geared specifically for project management. Using these providers, you can start with a free trial period to test each solution. You can also upload QuickBooks company files and convert them directionally to Cloud applications, such as Intuit to QuickBooks online.

A Transition from Owner to Renter Mentality in the Business World

Cloud bookkeeping is a signal that society’s changing from owner ideals to renter ideals. “While neither is necessarily good or bad, we’re just finding a new way to do business. The cloud world is excellent in terms of planning and budgeting for; and also, for payment plans.” say Don of XERO Cloud Bookkeeping Services Sydney, who has been in the game since before cloud services were readily available, and has seen the shift.  “Since you don’t have to make huge upfront investments in a tech you may never need, or grow into, you’ll not be losing money on your bookkeeping services.” Additionally, with your information stored in the cloud, it is available anytime, anywhere. You can get it through your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop.

News in the Cloud Accounting Software Home Front

In 2015, software in small and micro business realms have entrenched themselves in their various home fronts. Small business software provides more functionality and a number of apps, while micro business software gives you an easy, affordable way to start using the cloud for your accounting needs. Entrenchment may be caused by money coming from investors and money charged to end-users, but more functionality could be added to small business solutions.

Online invoicing and payments are standard, and can be sent out through just about every software selections. Additionally, paperless workflows are good enough that you can essentially transfer all your books to a paperless set through add-ons, native file attachments, or document management solutions.