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New report on mercury published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) 05 Oct 2018 New report on mercury published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) 0 2390 Mercury is a useful raw material, but it is also highly toxic to both humans and the wider environment. The various human uses of mercury have resulted in large quantities being released into the envi... Bass - bag limit adopted by the Council today 28 Sep 2018 Bass - bag limit adopted by the Council today 0 6270 This morning the Council of Ministers adopted the Commission's proposed adjustment of this year's management measures for recreational fishing of Northern bass. Bringing life back to Europe's waters: The EU water law in action 27 Sep 2018 Bringing life back to Europe's waters: The EU water law in action 0 2172 Healthy freshwater ecosystems are essential for nature, for society and for economies. Yet not even half the waters in the EU are currently considered healthy. Date Set For Bass Ban Overturn 21 Sep 2018 Date Set For Bass Ban Overturn 0 10706 The EU's Council of Ministers will meet on September 27th when it is expected to adopt a measure meaning EU citizens will finally be able to keep sea bass caught recreationally from October 1st until ... RecFishing Forum Conference: ‘Cormorant: management needed across the borders’ 14 Sep 2018 RecFishing Forum Conference: ‘Cormorant: management needed across the borders’ 0 3404 The next conference of the Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment entitled ‘Cormorant - management needed across the borders' will take place on the 9th of October in the European Par... European Commission publishes its Baltic Sea quotas proposal for 2019 10 Sep 2018 European Commission publishes its Baltic Sea quotas proposal for 2019 0 2499 The European Commission has published its proposal for next year fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea. The proposal covers cod, herring, salmon, plaice and sprat stocks. The Commission proposes to reinstate the one bass bag-limit this year - from 1 October 06 Sep 2018 The Commission proposes to reinstate the one bass bag-limit this year - from 1 October 0 2453 The Commission published a proposal Wednesday (4 September) , which, if adopted by the ministers, would reinstate the one bass bag-limit as from the 1st of October. Key takeaways from the 2018 EAA General Assembly 05 Sep 2018 Key takeaways from the 2018 EAA General Assembly 0 2333 On the occasion of the 24th General Assembly, EAA representatives met in Rotterdam for a three-day event hosted by Sportvisserij Nederland. Dam Removal Campaign 27 Jul 2018 Dam Removal Campaign 0 2231 Dam Removal Europe has published a new report “Dam Removal: a viable solution for the future of our European rivers” State of European waters: EU Member States need to do much more 18 Jul 2018 State of European waters: EU Member States need to do much more 0 2222 The latest ‘State of Water’ report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) earlier this month shows that the EU Member States need to do much more to comply with the water legislation and m... Sea Bass: EAA and EFTTA ask Fisheries Commissioner Vella for a bag-limit now 06 Jul 2018 Sea Bass: EAA and EFTTA ask Fisheries Commissioner Vella for a bag-limit now 0 2842 Today, the European Anglers Alliance (EAA) and the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA) have sent a request to Commissioner Karmenu Vella that the present retention ban of northern bass c... Germany violates the Nitrates Directive - EU Court ruling 06 Jul 2018 Germany violates the Nitrates Directive - EU Court ruling 0 2605 Back in 2016 the European Commission referred Germany to the Court of Justice of the European Union because the country failed to take action on water pollution caused by nitrates. On the 21st of June... The road to sustainable fish farming 29 Jun 2018 The road to sustainable fish farming 0 1870 The growth of fish farming will increase the negative impacts on the marine environment and rivers. More environmentally friendly production methods need to be put in place. This was the main take-hom... Concerning Baltic Salmon - illegal, misreported and unreported commercial fishing 25 Jun 2018 Concerning Baltic Salmon - illegal, misreported and unreported commercial fishing 0 2121 The EAA wrote a letter to Pascal Savouret, Executive Director of the European Fisheries Control Agency, to flag the suspected large scale misreporting of commercial catches of Baltic salmon. The lette... European Anglers Alliance takes EU to Court over Bass ban 15 Jun 2018 European Anglers Alliance takes EU to Court over Bass ban 0 5311 The European Anglers Alliance, supported by the EFTTA, is challenging the Council of the European Union over its decision to ban members of the public fishing recreationally from keeping any bass in 2... Conference: Making fish farming sustainable - Innovative & eco-friendly solutions to tackle escapees, sea lice and other challenges 14 Jun 2018 Conference: Making fish farming sustainable - Innovative & eco-friendly solutions to tackle escapees, sea lice and other challenges 0 1661 The next event of the Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment will take place on the 26th of June 2018 from 12:00 to 14:00 in the European Parliament (Brussels). It will be chaired by ... European Parliament Plenary adopts a milestone resolution on recreational fisheries 13 Jun 2018 European Parliament Plenary adopts a milestone resolution on recreational fisheries 0 2101 On the 12th of June, the European Parliaments plenary adopted by a large majority a report on the ‘State of play of recreational fisheries in the EU’ prepared by MEP Norica Nicolai. The report request... Fisheries Control: the Commission’s proposal for a revised regulation published 08 Jun 2018 Fisheries Control: the Commission’s proposal for a revised regulation published 0 12026 On 30 May 2018, the European Commission submitted to the European Parliament and the EU Council a proposal for a revised control regulation to improve, modernise and simplify the fisheries control. Re... The European Parliament asks for fair management of recreational fisheries 15 May 2018 The European Parliament asks for fair management of recreational fisheries 0 2835 A resolution adopted today by the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee requests the European Commission to evaluate the role of recreational fisheries in the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) “so tha... Sweden – New recreational fisheries management measures proposed 14 May 2018 Sweden – New recreational fisheries management measures proposed 0 1509 The proposed measures suggest to give priority to recreational angling over other kinds of recreational fishing at sea and in the five major lakes.

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