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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Today, the EU and the Republic of Korea have pledged to work closely together to fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing.
The European Commission is bringing its successful Blue Invest events to the Mediterranean with a brand-new conference on 24 January 2019 in Malta. Interested in participating and pitching your project? Apply until 21 November 2018!
Read the statement of Commissioner Vella following the Agrifish council which dealt with fishing opportunities in the Baltic sea