Fabrizio Donatella

Directorate C, DG Maritime affairs and fisheries

Fabrizio Donatella is the Director for the Fisheries Policy in the Atlantic, North Sea, Baltic and Outermost Regions of DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE). Mr Donatella, an Italian national, has nearly three decades of experience at the Commission during which he has obtained a thorough knowledge of maritime affairs, trade policy and international cooperation in particular, complemented by a considerable amount of experience in leading negotiations on behalf of the EU with a variety of interlocutors. Prior to his current position, he was Chief Negotiator for the fisheries agreements between the EU and the coastal states in the North Atlantic, the Baltic, the North Sea and the Skagerrak area while also having the role of Head of the EU Delegation to the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission. Earlier in his career, he led many high level negotiations and served in a number of managerial positions in DG MARE. Since April 2022, he is also Chair of the Administrative Board of the European Fisheries Control Agency which is based in Vigo (Spain).