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Lessons learned from the sea bass pilot project 06 Apr 2021 Lessons learned from the sea bass pilot project 0 134 In 2017, the European Parliament adopted a proposal to include in the EU 2018 budget a recreational sea bass pilot project, which would “provide the EU legislator with more options for the management ... UPDATED: Including marine recreational fisheries in the CFP: can the EU afford not to? 26 Mar 2021 UPDATED: Including marine recreational fisheries in the CFP: can the EU afford not to? 0 327 On 4 December, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries organised a webinar on the monitoring and control of recreational fisheries. The official report of the ... Next RecFishing Forum Event: Objective 30%: why involving recreational anglers is key for the success of Marine Protected Areas 25 Mar 2021 Next RecFishing Forum Event: Objective 30%: why involving recreational anglers is key for the success of Marine Protected Areas 0 404 The next event of the European Parliament Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment will take place on 20 April. The event will look at the current state of play of MPAs in Europe and id... Introducing… the Austrian Board of Trustees for Fisheries and Water Protection 22 Mar 2021 Introducing… the Austrian Board of Trustees for Fisheries and Water Protection 0 347 This article is part of a series dedicated to the presentation of angling associations across Europe. For this article, we introduce the EAA member from Austria: ÖKF FishLife - Österreichisches Kurato... Implementation of the Biodiversity Strategy: focus on fish migration in the Danube 16 Mar 2021 Implementation of the Biodiversity Strategy: focus on fish migration in the Danube 0 385 In response to MEP Michal Wiezik’s parliamentary question on the Danube’s contribution to fish migration and restoration targets, the European Commission has provided some details to clarify the role ... It’s time for an emergency recovery plan for freshwater biodiversity 10 Mar 2021 It’s time for an emergency recovery plan for freshwater biodiversity 0 480 The 2020 report by the World Fish Migration Foundation, Living Planet Index, found that migratory freshwater fish have globally declined by an average of 76% since 1970, and is even more pronounced in... Fisheries control revision: last chance for the European Parliament to make it right 05 Mar 2021 Fisheries control revision: last chance for the European Parliament to make it right 0 524 After months of negotiations between political groups, the European Parliament (EP) will vote during its plenary session to adopt a position regarding the revision of the EU fisheries control system. ... ‘Take 5’ campaign to tackle litter and plastic pollution in the UK’s aquatic environment 18 Feb 2021 ‘Take 5’ campaign to tackle litter and plastic pollution in the UK’s aquatic environment 0 875 This article is part of a series dedicated to national associations’ initiatives to tackle the problem of litter and plastic pollution in Europe’s seas and rivers. For this article, we introduce the U... ECHA proposes a ban on lead use and sales in fishing tackle 12 Feb 2021 ECHA proposes a ban on lead use and sales in fishing tackle 0 817 On 3 February, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has laid forth its proposal for further EU-wide restrictions on lead in many outdoor sports, notably fishing. How should the Danube river system contribute to the fish migration restoration targets of the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030? 10 Feb 2021 How should the Danube river system contribute to the fish migration restoration targets of the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030? 0 913 On 13 January 2021, MEP Michal Wiezik (Slovakia, EPP) asked a written question to the European Commission on the Danube river system’s contribution to the EU Biodiversity Strategy’s restauration targe... Introducing... the Finnish Federation for Recreational Fishing 01 Feb 2021 Introducing... the Finnish Federation for Recreational Fishing 0 1071 This article is part of a series dedicated to the presentation of angling associations across Europe. For this article, we introduce the EAA member from Finland: Suomen Vapaa-ajankalastajien Keskusjär... Sea bass: EU Fisheries Ministers found an agreement on 2021 management measures 20 Jan 2021 Sea bass: EU Fisheries Ministers found an agreement on 2021 management measures 0 1229 As always at the end of the year, EU Fisheries Ministers negotiated until late in the night but managed to find an agreement on the 2021 fishing opportunities. The deal includes the roll-over of manag... Portugal takes over the EU Council Presidency 11 Jan 2021 Portugal takes over the EU Council Presidency 0 1372 As a new year begins, it is time for a new EU Member State to chair the Council of the European Union. This time, Portugal is taking over the EU Council Presidency for the next six months, from Januar... Including marine recreational fisheries in the CFP: can the EU afford not to? 05 Jan 2021 Including marine recreational fisheries in the CFP: can the EU afford not to? 0 1823 On 4 December, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries organised a webinar on the monitoring and control of recreational fisheries. The event gathered national... EAA signs manifesto calling to stop power plant projects on Tyrolean glacial rivers 21 Dec 2020 EAA signs manifesto calling to stop power plant projects on Tyrolean glacial rivers 0 1507 A new environmental alliance recently published a manifesto urging the Tyrolean state government to preserve a unique network of glacial wild rivers in East Tyrol as several hydropower projects are cu... Introducing… the German Angling Association 14 Dec 2020 Introducing… the German Angling Association 0 1821 This article is part of a series dedicated to the presentation of angling associations across Europe. For this article, we introduce the EAA member from Germany: Deutscher Angelfischerverband e. V. (D... EVENT REPORT - Biodiversity and hydropower: a Green Deal for migratory fish? 11 Dec 2020 EVENT REPORT - Biodiversity and hydropower: a Green Deal for migratory fish? 0 1774 On 28 October, the RecFishing Forum hosted a webinar on biodiversity, hydropower and migratory fish, co-chaired by MEP Carmen Avram and MEP Michal Wiezik. In view of the Biodiversity Strategy roll-out... Sea bass - EAA's position on the 2021 fishing opportunities 09 Dec 2020 Sea bass - EAA's position on the 2021 fishing opportunities 0 1819 Ahead of the meeting of EU fisheries minister in December 2020, the European Anglers Alliance (EAA) and the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA) sent recommendations to the European Commi... The Chair of the RecFishing Forum receives the MEP Award 2020 08 Dec 2020 The Chair of the RecFishing Forum receives the MEP Award 2020 0 1526 Niclas Herbst, member of the European Parliament, sitting in the Fisheries Committee, has been prized with the MEP Award 2020 in the category ‘Agriculture, Rural Development & Fisheries’. Western Baltic cod: 5 cod bag limit maintained for 2021 25 Nov 2020 Western Baltic cod: 5 cod bag limit maintained for 2021 0 1744 Given the current situation in the Baltic Sea and noting the substantial share of fish caught by recreational fisheries, the Council of the European Union decided to maintain a bag limit of five Weste...

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