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Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries manages two policy areas:

The stand of DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries at the Seafood exhibition, Brussels (2009).

It is led by João Aguiar Machado (Director-General) under the political responsibility of Commissioner Karmenu Vella.

With a staff of around 400, it is one of the smallest departments in the Commission.

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  • 01/09/2015 - The Arctic's Unique Role in Influencing the Global Climate

    Intervention by Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, at the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER) conference in Anchorage, USA

  • 01/09/2015 - Commissioner Vella addresses ministers at Arctic conference

    EU Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, has travelled to Alaska this week, highlighting the strategic importance of the Arctic region as the Arctic Ocean becomes increasingly "ice-free" and accessible.

  • 26/08/2015 - Commissioner Vella welcomes 82 million investment package for the Lithuanian fisheries sector

    The European Commission has adopted on 17 August a key investment package for the Lithuanian fisheries and aquaculture sectors. Covering the period 2014-2020, the operational programme (OP) under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) is worth almost 82 million, including 63 million of EU investments. Investments will be targeted at enhancing the competitiveness, sustainability and viability of Lithuanian fisheries and aquaculture businesses.