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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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  • 27/09/2016 - 3rd Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference: Commissioner Vella hands over awards for best Atlantic projects

    Commissioner Karmenu Vella participated today in the 3rd Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference in Dublin, following the successful editions in Porto and Brest last year. The Commissioner reaffirmed his commitment to strengthen cooperation in the Atlantic. He expressed his appreciation for the progress made by the maritime stakeholders in the region. He also chaired the first edition of the "Atlantic project awards", rewarding the five most innovative and successful projects.

  • 27/09/2016 - EU celebrates World Tourism Day with new funding for coastal tourism

    With global competition in tourism fiercer than ever, European coastal regions have to become creative to stay ahead of the game. As Europe joins in the celebrations on this year's World Tourism Day, the EU is therefore deepening its commitment to developing tourism in our coastal and maritime regions.

  • 22/09/2016 - European Coast Guard Function Forum meets in London

    The eighth plenary session of the European Coast Guard Function Forum (ECGFF) is taking place in London on 20-22 September.