The European Anglers Alliance (EAA) is a pan-European organisation for recreational angling, which defends European recreational anglers' interests at the European level and beyond.
The EAA was launched in Brussels in 1994. The organisation is registered in Germany (pdf), Offenbach am Main. The EAA headquarters is in Brussels.
The EAA is recognised as a NGO (non-governmental organisation) and registered as a not-for-profit organisation.
There are about 3 mill. affiliated members to EAA's 18 member organisations and affiliates (2014) from 17 European nations. More angling organisations from within Europe not among our membership today are expected to join EAA in the years to come.
Representatives of the EAA member organisations meet annually at a General Assembly. Between general assemblies members meet and work in two standing Subgroups dealing with sea water and fresh water issues. Ad-hoc groups are formed around specific issues in need of special care.
EAA sits in a number of advisory bodies with regards to EU's fisheries and environment policy shaping.
Since 1996 there has been close co-operation with the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA) a Trade Association sharing common goals with the EAA. EAA and EFTTA co-fund the employment of a lobbyist in Brussels.
EAA dialogue and network with angling organisations and other relevant organisations all over Europe and globally.