The PECH sector of the Policy Department provides research for the Committee on Fisheries.


The PECH Committee is responsible for:

1. the operation and development of the common fisheries policy and its management;

2. the conservation of fishery resources, the management of fisheries and fleets exploiting such resources and marine and applied fisheries research;

3. the common organisation of the market in fishery and aquaculture products and the processing and marketing thereof;

4. structural policy in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, including the financial instruments and funds for fisheries guidance to support these sectors;

5. the integrated maritime policy as regards fishing activities;

6. sustainable fisheries partnership agreements, regional fisheries organisations and the implementation of international obligations in the field of fisheries.