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Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

This Commission department is responsible for EU policy on maritime affairs and fisheries. 


News from this department


The Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) develops and carries out the Commission's policies on:

Maritime affairs and fisheries

The Directorate-General works to:

  • ensure that the ocean resources are used sustainably and that coastal communities and the fishing sector have a prosperous future
  • promote maritime policies and stimulate a sustainable blue economy
  • promote ocean governance at international level

Plans and reports

Commission work programme - overview of institution-wide deliverables for current year

Strategic plan - department strategy, objectives for 2020-2024

Management plan - department forecasted outputs, activities, resources for current year

Annual activity report - department achievements, resources used during previous year

Leadership and organisation

15 MARCH 2024
Maritime Affairs and Fisheries - Organisation chart


Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
Phone number
+32 2 299 11 11 (Commission switchboard)
Postal address
European Commission, 1049 Bruxelles/Brussel, Belgium