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Directorate-General Fisheries and Maritime Affairs (MARE)

Source: Europa Nu.

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 347 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
23.05.2017  Amendment of Implementing Decision 2014/170/EU, establishing a list of non-cooperating third countries in fighting illegal fishing, as regards Saint Vincent and the ...
com(2017)243
 
23.05.2017  Amendment of Implementing Decision 2014/170/EU, establishing a list of non-cooperating third countries in fighting illegal fishing, as regards the Comoros.
com(2017)241
 
08.05.2017  EU position in the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO).
Decision com(2017)216
 
08.05.2017  EU position in the annual Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Pollock Resources in the Central Bering Sea.
Decision com(2017)215
 
08.05.2017  EU position in the Meeting of the parties to the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA).
Decision com(2017)214
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 412 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
15.03.2017  Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2015/2192 on the allocation of the fishing opportunities under the Protocol to the fisheries agreement with Mauritania.
Regulation com(2017)125
 
14.03.2017  Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2017/127 as regards certain fishing opportunities.
Regulation com(2017)126
 
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
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 408 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
18.06.2015  Establishment of a Union framework for data in the fisheries sector and support for scientific advice regarding the Common Fisheries Policy (recast).
Regulation com(2015)294
 
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