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Directorate-General Fisheries and Maritime Affairs (MARE)

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This Directorate-General develops and monitors the implementation of the Commission regarding the area of fisheries and maritime affairs. The DG's main task is the management of the common fisheries policy (CFP) that provides a basis for sustainable fishing in the waters of the European Union and elsewhere by taking into account environmental, economic and social aspects and good governance.

The tasks of the DG are:

  • to take and propose measures in order to secure the fishstocks and enable a sustainable exploitation thereof
  • maintain a daily update of the amount of fish in the seas, based on reported catches and inspections thereof
  • ensuring the rules of the CFP are executed, controlled and maintained by member states
  • dialog betweens fishers, scientists and fishery managers
  • to represent the EU in relevant international as well as regional fishery organisations
  • to negotiate with third countries about fishery agreement and the execution thereof
  • to manage the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)
  • promote the collection of data, scientifical evaluations and research regarding fishing
 

1.

Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 394 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
24.02.2017  Multi-annual plan for small pelagic stocks in the Adriatic Sea and the fisheries exploiting those stocks.
Regulation com(2017)97
 
10.11.2016  International ocean governance: an agenda for the future of our oceans.
join(2016)49
 
10.11.2016  Synopsis of the outcome of the consultation on international ocean governance accompanying the document: International ocean governance: an agenda for the future of our ...
swd(2016)352
 
21.10.2016  Communication to EP on Council position on a Regulation on fishing for deep-sea stocks in the NE Atlantic and provisions for fishing in international waters of the NE ...
Communication com(2016)667
 
30.09.2016  Communication to the EP on the Council's position on amending Regulation 1342/2008 establishing a long-term plan for cod stocks and the fisheries exploiting those stocks.
Communication com(2016)647
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 409 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
10.01.2017  Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2016/1903 fixing for 2017 fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks applicable in the Baltic Sea.
Regulation com(2017)4
 
07.12.2016  Fixing for 2017 of the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks in the Black Sea.
Regulation com(2016)781
 
27.10.2016  Fixing for 2017 of the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, for Union fishing vessels, in certain non-Union waters.
Regulation com(2016)698
 
06.10.2016  Fixing for 2017 and 2018 of the fishing opportunities for Union fishing vessels for certain deep-sea fish stocks.
Regulation com(2016)643
 
29.08.2016  Fixing for 2017 of the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks applicable in the Baltic Sea.
Regulation com(2016)545
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 340 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
11.07.2014  Amendment of Regulation 1343/2011 on certain provisions for fishing in the GFCM (General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean) Agreement area.
Regulation com(2014)457
 
11.03.2014  EU position for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC).
Decision com(2014)128
 
11.03.2014  EU position in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO).
Decision com(2014)129
 
11.03.2014  EU position in the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO).
Decision com(2014)131
 
11.03.2014  EU position in the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC).
Decision com(2014)132