CONFERENCE & COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Biodiversity protection and restoration: the contribution of the recreational fisheries sector
Co-Chaired by MEP Niclas Herbst and MEP Soraya Rodriguez Ramos
On 30 November, the Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment organised an event on the contribution of the recreational fisheries sector to the protection and restoration of biodiversity. The conference was chaired by MEP Niclas Herbst and MEP Rodriguez Ramos, and took place in the European Parliament in Brussels from 16:00 to 18:00.
Recreational angling clubs and
Europe are engaged in many nature protection and restoration projects ranging
from habitat and spawning grounds restoration to dam removal and environmental
education. Angling clubs and associations play a key role in designing and
implementing such projects, as well as in involving a wide diversity of
European citizens into them.
Anglers are thus key players for the
EU to reach its biodiversity objectives in 2030. This event showed a
collection of nature restoration projects undertaken by the European
Anglers Alliance’s members in Europe and supported by the tackle industry. It also aimed at drawing out best practices as well as recommendations
which can help improving the EU policies, including the Nature Restoration
Law discussed by EU institutions.
This RecFishing Forum event was the
occasion to highlight the recreational fisheries sector’s contribution to
society thanks to concrete examples of the work undertaken by the recreational
fisheries sector and discuss how the EU and Member State can further
support this work which helps implementing the Biodiversity Strategy and
reaching the EU’s environmental goals.
LINK TO THE PRESENTATIONS
The event was followed by a cocktail reception in the PHS 12th floor Restaurant from 18:15.