European Union Institutions

European Commission Directorate – General for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs is a structural unit of the European Commission making the Common Fisheries policy of the European Union and implementing it. http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/fisheries/index_en.htm


The European Fisheries Control Agency is a European Union agency. The agency’s mission is to promote the highest common standards for control, inspection and surveillance under the CFP. Its primary role is to organise coordination and cooperation between national control and inspection activities so that the rules of the CFP are respected and applied effectively.


Eurostat is an institution of the European Union tasked with collecting, analysing and providing statistical information. Information of the statistical office of the European Union is used for drafting European Union legislation.



Baltic Sea Regional Advisory Council is a Community body aimed at advising the European Commission and EU Member States on matters relating to management of the fisheries in the Baltic Sea. Members of the Baltic Sea Regional Advisory Council are social and economic partners, including two Lithuanian fishermen associations.




International organisations

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO is an international organisation promoting long-term, sustainable global development of food, agriculture and fisheries. http://www.fao.org/


The Statistics Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAOSTAT) is the FAO information system collecting data on the global food, agriculture and fisheries situation. http://www.fao.org/


International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, ICES is an international scientific organisation coordinating and developing marine research in the Northern Atlantic.



North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission, NEAFC is a fisheries organisation controlling fisheries in the regulated fishing areas of the North East Atlantic.



Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization, NAFO is a fisheries organisation controlling fisheries in the regulated Northwest fishing areas.



Organisation for the Development of Fisheries in Eastern and Central Europe, EUROFISH is an international organisation promoting the development of aquaculture, fish processing, marketing and trade in Central and Eastern Europe. http://www.eurofish.dk/


Network of Aquaculture Centres in Central-Eastern Europe, NACEE is an organisation aiming to promote cooperation in research and information exchange to ensure aquaculture development in Central and Eastern Europe.




Organisations in other countries

Polish Stanislaw Sakowicz Inland Fisheries Institute (IFI)

It cooperates in rebuilding and preserving fish stock in inland waters, introduction and adaptation of farming technologies for new fish species. It introduces breeding technologies for promising and high value fish species (salmonid, sturgeon, etc., fish), trains inland aquaculture specialists. It plans implementing joint programmes in the above areas.


Last updated: 02-02-2024