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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DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Today the Commission adopted a proposal for a multi-annual plan for the management of small pelagic stocks (anchovy, sardine, mackerel and horse-mackerel) in the Adriatic.
The European Commission has lifted today the 'yellow cards' for Curaçao and Solomon Islands, recognising the significant progress both countries have made in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.