The Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries or DG MARE is a Directorate-General of the European Commission, responsible for the policy area of fisheries, the Law of the Sea and Maritime Affairs of the European Union.
The mission of DG MARE is “To steer, in close relationship with stakeholders at regional and European level, the development and implementation of the Integrated Maritime Policy and to manage the Common Fisheries Policy with a view to promote the sustainable development of maritime activities as well as the sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources within and beyond Community waters”
The DG FISH encompasses 6 Directorates, all headquartered in Brussels, Belgium:
A: Policy development and coordination
B: External Policy and Markets
C: Atlantic, outermost regions and Arctic
D: Mediterranean and Black Sea
E: Baltic Sea, Black Sea and landlocked member states
Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Spain and Portugal defend recovery plan for Iberian sardine Spain
Fisheries authorities from Spain and Portugal participated in a technical meeting with the services of the European Commission, to explain in detail the proposal of a multi-year management plan for the recovery of Iberian sardine prepared by both countries.
Minister rejects industry request on footage exempt New Zealand
Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash is committed to achieve transparency in the fisheries management system, so he discarded a request from the fishing industry to exempt footage collected on boats, as the Official Information Act requires.