Ministry of Marine Economy (Poland)

Polish Ministry of Marine (or Maritime) Economy (Polish: Ministerstwo Gospodarki Morskiej) was created on 5 May 2006 during the reshuffling of the government of Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz.

The Ministry of Maritime Economy has taken over roles of other departments most notably the Ministries of Agriculture, Economy and Transportation.

Ministry of Marine Economy had an authority over:

  • Overseeing of civilian navy
  • Security of civilian navy
  • Protection of the maritime environment
  • Education of maritime crews
  • Overseeing government agencies responsible for maritime matters (i.e. maritime schools and courts)
  • Fishing

Creation of the ministry was criticized as being politically motivated in Polityka.[1] because some claim that there is no need for the creation of a ministry for such a specific role.

Abolition of the Ministry edit

In the new government of Donald Tusk, est. on 16 November 2007, there was no Ministry of Marine Economy, which was abolished and its competences transferred to other ministries.

A similar position of Minister of Marine Economy and Waterways (Polish: Ministerstwo Gospodarki Morskiej i Żeglugi Śródlądowej) was again created in the Cabinet of Beata Szydło (est. 16 November 2015) and also assigned to Marek Gróbarczyk.

List of ministers edit

Portrait Name Party Term of Office Prime Minister


Rafał Wiechecki LPR 5 May 2006 13 August 2007 Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz (Marcinkiewicz)

Jarosław Kaczyński (Kaczyński)

  Marek Gróbarczyk Nonpartisan 13 August 2007 16 November 2007 Jarosław Kaczyński (Kaczyński)

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Polityka, 17 February 2007