Federal Ministry of Interior, Building and Community (BMIBH)

o Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency

The BSH is the Federal agency responsible for the development of the MSP policies and the management plans for the maritime space. BSH as a partner for maritime shipping, protection of the environment and uses of the sea, promotes a sustainable use of the sea, provides current information about the North and Baltic sea, consolidates the safety and protection of the environment and supports the maritime economy.

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy

o Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)

Responsible for Maritime Economy.

The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) is the geoscientific center of excellence within the federal government and part of its scientific and technical infrastructure. BGR is a federal institute accountable to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). Provides advice and information about all geoscientific and natural resource issues (that includes oil, gas, minerals).

Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

o Waterways and Shipping Directorate-General

Responsible for Shipping and waterways.

The Waterways and Shipping Directorate-General is the highest federal authority of the Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration, which is responsible for the maintenance and upgrading of the waterways.

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

Responsible for fishing industry and quality of marine ecosystems. Responsible for the management of the German MPA’s.

Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

o Directorate-General G

Responsible for strategic and Cross-sectoral aspects of Environmental Policy, Sustainable Development.

o Directorate-General IK

International and European Policy, Climate Policy

o Directorate-General WR

Water Management, Resource Conservation

o Directorate-General N

Nature Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

o The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation

The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) is the German government’s scientific authority with responsibility for nature conservation.