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Angling tourism must become an integral part of the EU’s tourism strategy

While the European Union is working on a strategy for the recovery of the EU tourism sector, the European Parliament Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment held a Webinar to discuss the contribution of the recreational fisheries sector to the green recovery after the COVID-19 crisis.

While the European Union is working on a strategy for the recovery of the EU tourism sector, the European Parliament Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment held a Webinar to discuss the contribution of the recreational fisheries sector to the green recovery after the COVID-19 crisis. Angling is a very selective type of fishing, […]

The European Commission assures no dilution of EU’s water legislation

Earlier this week, the European Commission officially confirmed to news media ‘POLITICO’ that the EU’s key water protection legislation, the Water Framework Directive (WFD), won’t be opened for changes as requested by a number of EU Member States and some businesses.

Earlier this week, the European Commission officially confirmed to news media ‘POLITICO’ that the EU’s key water protection legislation, the Water Framework Directive (WFD), won’t be opened for changes as requested by a number of EU Member States and some businesses. EFTTA’s CEO, Olivier Portrat said: – “This is a very important announcement by the […]

Jean-Claude Bel to retire as EFTTA CEO

Jean-Claude Bel took a step back in his role as CEO early last year, agreeing with the Board that he would reduce overseas travel and focus on the association’s efforts in Brussels and other matters to promote the profile and visibility of EFTTA and EFTTEX.

Jean-Claude Bel, CEO of the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA) for the past eleven years, is to retire on October 1st this year. Brussels in June will be his last EFTTEX. EFTTA President Robin Morley confirmed the situation following the association’s Board meeting last week. “It was an emotional occasion,” said Morley, Managing Director […]

Recreational fisheries discriminated against by the European Parliament in the Western Mediterranean management plan

The fish stocks in the Mediterranean Sea are in dire straits. The Commission informs that 93% of the assessed fish stocks are overexploited and several of them could collapse.

On the 10th of January 2019, the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries voted on MEP Clara Aguilera Garcia’s report on the Commission’s proposal for a multi-annual plan for the fisheries exploiting demersal stocks in the western Mediterranean Sea. The EAA and the EFTTA are very disappointed with many of the adopted amendments to the Commission’s proposed text, in particular those discriminating against recreational fishing.

Latest news from EFTTA and EFTTEX

It's decision time this week on how many bass anglers across Europe will be able to keep in 2019. The European Council of Ministers and the European Commission will be discussing its strategy for the species at a meeting scheduled to take place on 17th and 18th December. And the region's top representative body for recreational fishing have called on a three fish bag limit in northern waters.

It’s decision time this week on how many bass anglers across Europe will be able to keep in 2019. The European Council of Ministers and the European Commission will be discussing its strategy for the species at a meeting scheduled to take place on 17th and 18th December. And the region’s top representative body for recreational fishing have called on a three fish bag limit in northern waters.

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