Directorate-General Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE)

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 594 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
07.06.2024  .
Communication com(2024)235
 
06.06.2024  Proposition de DÉCISION DU CONSEIL relative à la signature au nom de l'Union européenne, et à l'application provisoire du protocole (2024-2029) de mise en œuvre de ...
Decision com(2024)237
 
06.06.2024  Proposition de DÉCISION DU CONSEIL relative à la conclusion au nom de l'Union, du protocole (2024-2029) de mise en œuvre de l’accord de partenariat dans le secteur de la ...
Decision com(2024)236
 
06.06.2024  Proposition de RÈGLEMENT DU CONSEIL relatif à la répartition des possibilités de pêche au titre du protocole (2024-2029) de mise en œuvre de l’accord de partenariat dans ...
Regulation com(2024)234
 
22.05.2024  .
Regulation com(2024)213
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 469 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
06.03.2024  Amendment of and correcting Regulation (EU) 2024/257 fixing for 2024, 2025 and 2026 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, ...
Regulation com(2024)114
 
10.10.2023  Fixing of the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks applicable in the Mediterranean and Black Seas for 2024.
Regulation com(2023)578
 
25.09.2023  Amendment of Implementing Decision 2014/170/EU, establishing a list of non-cooperating third countries in fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, as ...
com(2023)544
 
25.08.2023  Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2023/194 fixing for 2023 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, for Union fishing vessels, in ...
Regulation com(2023)495
 
11.07.2023  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(2023)425
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 251 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
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 Meeting of the parties to the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA).
Decision com(2017)214
 
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