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After the European Commission had warned three countries - Curaçao, Ghana and Korea - that they were not doing enough to fight illegal fishing in November 2013, it will now grant each country an extra six months to improve the situation. The Commission will review their progress made at the end of this period.

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Career: Where can I find out more about maritime jobs and education?

The 28 EU countries have different systems for informing people about vacant posts and different types of education. For that reason we can unfortunately not give specific information about maritime careers in all EU countries. If you are interested in working or studying in another EU country, the EURES portal gives access to a great number of vacant posts, and information about learning opportunities.

The 28 EU countries have different systems for informing people about vacant posts and different types of education. For that reason we can unfortunately not give specific information about maritime careers in all EU countries. If you are interested in working or studying in another EU country, the EURES portal gives access to a great number of vacant posts, and information about learning opportunities.

What are the main activities of DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries?

DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries is the Directorate-General responsible for the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and for the integrated maritime policy at the European Commission.

The CFP covers all fishing activities, the farming of living aquatic resources, and the processing and marketing of fisheries products, on the legal basis of Article 33 (ex 39) of the Treaty establishing the European Community. The work of the Directorate-General is varied and includes among other things: management of fisheries resources, management of the European fleet of fisheries vessels, aquaculture, data collection, control that rules are followed, fisheries agreements with non-EU countries, regional fisheries management organisations, structural funds (the European Fisheries' Fund) and the common market organisation for fisheries products. The DG has close relations with stakeholders, notably through the Regional Advisory Councils (stakeholder-led bodies that work with specific sea basins or specific stocks) and the Advisory Committee for Fisheries and Aquaculture , which works at European level.

The Integrated Maritime Policy was adopted in 2007. The policy is based on the awareness of the importance of the maritime sectors in Europe, and the potential benefits of treating these activities in an integrated way. The Commission has set up an Action plan and is working to realise the actions listed in that plan.

DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries falls under the political responsibility of Ms Maria Damanaki, the European Commissioner in charge of maritime affairs and fisheries.

DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries is the Directorate-General responsible for the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and for the integrated maritime policy at the European Commission.

The CFP covers all fishing activities, the farming of living aquatic resources, and the processing and marketing of fisheries products, on the legal basis of Article 33 (ex 39) of the Treaty establishing the European Community. The work of the Directorate-General is varied and includes among other things: management of fisheries resources, management of the European fleet of fisheries vessels, aquaculture, data collection, control that rules are followed, fisheries agreements with non-EU countries, regional fisheries management organisations, structural funds (the European Fisheries' Fund) and the common market organisation for fisheries products. The DG has close relations with stakeholders, notably through the Regional Advisory Councils (stakeholder-led bodies that work with specific sea basins or specific stocks) and the Advisory Committee for Fisheries and Aquaculture , which works at European level.

The Integrated Maritime Policy was adopted in 2007. The policy is based on the awareness of the importance of the maritime sectors in Europe, and the potential benefits of treating these activities in an integrated way. The Commission has set up an Action plan and is working to realise the actions listed in that plan.

DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries falls under the political responsibility of Ms Maria Damanaki, the European Commissioner in charge of maritime affairs and fisheries.

How do I find contact details to Commission staff?

  • The Commission Who's who gives names and contact details inside the Commission.
  • To contact a specific member of staff, please use the following e-mail address format: firstname.lastname@ec.europa.eu. For further assistance, contact the address information service.
  • Commission switchboard: +(32) 2 299 11 11.
  • Postal address:
    EUROPEAN COMMISSION
    Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
    B-1049 BRUSSELS
    BELGIUM
  • Our location:
    rue Joseph II 99 (main entrance)
    1000 BRUSSELS
    (see code J-99 on the map of Commission buildings )
  • The Commission Who's who gives names and contact details inside the Commission.
  • To contact a specific member of staff, please use the following e-mail address format: firstname.lastname@ec.europa.eu. For further assistance, contact the address information service.
  • Commission switchboard: +(32) 2 299 11 11.
  • Postal address:
    EUROPEAN COMMISSION
    Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
    B-1049 BRUSSELS
    BELGIUM
  • Our location:
    rue Joseph II 99 (main entrance)
    1000 BRUSSELS
    (see code J-99 on the map of Commission buildings )

Where can I find statistics on EU fisheries?

For detailed information about landings in specific EU countries you should contact the authorities of the respective countries.

Basic figures on the CFP may be found on this site in the section 'EU fisheries – key facts.

You can also visit the website of EUROSTAT (the EU Statistical Office). The procedures to obtain further information are explained on the website.

For more global fisheries statistics you can visit the website of the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations), which also provides different fisheries statistics.

For detailed information about landings in specific EU countries you should contact the authorities of the respective countries.

Basic figures on the CFP may be found on this site in the section 'EU fisheries – key facts.

You can also visit the website of EUROSTAT (the EU Statistical Office). The procedures to obtain further information are explained on the website.

For more global fisheries statistics you can visit the website of the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations), which also provides different fisheries statistics.

Where can I find contact details to the national fisheries authorities of EU countries?

DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries keeps a list of national fisheries ministries in EU countries. For issues in relation to the European Fisheries Fund, please refer to our list of competent authorities.

DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries keeps a list of national fisheries ministries in EU countries. For issues in relation to the European Fisheries Fund, please refer to our list of competent authorities.

How do I find EU legal texts and official documents?

Legal texts

For a complete list of all EU legislation in force, including modifications, please refer to the EUR-Lex database, Section 04, available free of charge.

The Official Journal can be ordered from your nearest sales agent of the Office for Official publications of the European Communities. It is also available on the EUR-Lex site.

Search for a document

If you are looking for a fisheries document and do not know where to look for it, you can try the search function on the Fisheries website.

You can also try the search function of the EUR-Lex site to search for legal documents.

Legal texts

For a complete list of all EU legislation in force, including modifications, please refer to the EUR-Lex database, Section 04, available free of charge.

The Official Journal can be ordered from your nearest sales agent of the Office for Official publications of the European Communities. It is also available on the EUR-Lex site.

Search for a document

If you are looking for a fisheries document and do not know where to look for it, you can try the search function on the Fisheries website.

You can also try the search function of the EUR-Lex site to search for legal documents.

How can I place an advertisement in your magazine or on the Fisheries website?

Sorry, we do not publish advertisements in any of our publications.

Sorry, we do not publish advertisements in any of our publications.

May I make a link to the DG for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries' website?

Yes, of course! Linking to Commission websites for non-commercial and lawful purposes is authorized and free of charge. More information on how to make links is available on the Europa web site.

Yes, of course! Linking to Commission websites for non-commercial and lawful purposes is authorized and free of charge. More information on how to make links is available on the Europa web site.

Can you include a link to my website on the DG for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries' website?

Please consult our link page to see what kind of organisations and institutions we have linked to previously. If you would like us to make a link to your website, please use the mail box describing the activities and the structure of your organisation/website.

Please consult our link page to see what kind of organisations and institutions we have linked to previously. If you would like us to make a link to your website, please use the mail box describing the activities and the structure of your organisation/website.