The European Commission's Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries manages two policy areas:
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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A new European Commission report shows that EU Member States have made considerable efforts to address pressures on the marine environment. Despite this, the measures are not yet sufficient to achieve good, healthy and productive seas by 2020.