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, […]
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 […]
EFTTEX 2020 and Covid-19 – update from Olivier Portrat, EFTTA CEO. “We understand you are eager to hear what is happening with EFTTEX 2020, scheduled to take place in Prague this June. We appreciate you are all in unprecedented times and managing your businesses is exceptionally challenging at the moment. We have planned many new […]
The largest fishing demonstration aquarium in Europe will be a major attraction at next year’s EFTTEX trade show and is an ideal way for exhibitors to show off their products and demonstrate how to use them. Fibroforce, owner of the asset, is keen to talk to exhibitors about sponsorship packages it is able to […]
EFTTA ’s man in Brussels has welcomed the bass bag limits imposed on recreational fisherman for 2020. Following a two-day EU Council Fisheries meeting, it was decided that anglers and spearfishers in the northern region will be allowed to keep two fish a day during an extended nine month season, an increase of one bass […]
EFTTA has appointed a globe-trotting angling journalist, Olivier Portrat, as its new CEO. He replaces Jean-Claude Bel, who retired at the end of October following more than a decade in the role. Portrat held management roles with a number of companies in France before giving up the corporate lifestyle in 1992 to make […]
The European Anglers Alliance celebrated its 25th anniversary in Bled, Slovenia. The event ran during three days, from 4-7 September 2019. It was a special occasion for the entire profession. European anglers gathered to celebrate, took part in the General Assembly and joined Fred Bloot, the current EAA President in making Jean-Claude Bel (CEO of […]
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
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.
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.