The Blue Eco Forum 2021 (BEF), held online on the 22nd of October, gathered key  stakeholders involved in ‘Blue Food Systems’ in the Mediterranean region. The diversity of institutions and organisations (GFCM-FAO, Seas at Risk, IEMed, Union for the Mediterranean…) represented allowed for rich debates and insightful contributions, which are all brought together in the conference report – accessible below.

In addition, the BEF21 emphasised policy recommendations and shared visions to strengthen the development of blue, low-carbon and resilient food systems, such as stronger policy coherence, integrated policies, participatory governance, legal support and synergies in order to boost a Circular Blue Economy in the Mediterranean.