Agriculture and Fisheries (AGRI FISH)
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council deals with the European Union’s policies on agricultural issues, including the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), forestry and food safety, and the harmonisation of rules on issues such as veterinary matters, animal welfare, and pesticides. It also deals with the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and maritime affairs. It is made up of the Ministers from all EU Member States that are responsible for these issues, meets once a month and is chaired by the rotating Presidency (i.e. Ireland for the first half of 2013).