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
Contracts and funding
The European Union participates in the annual meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO), taking place in Tallinn, 17 to 21 September 2018.
The Commission is calling for applications for the selection of members of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF). Deadline for applications is 31 October 2018.
The Commission has adopted a proposal for fishing opportunities for 2019 for the commercially most important fish stocks in the Baltic Sea.