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EAA President Fred Bloot on the panel of the next hearing of the PECH Committee on Natura 2000 areas 16 Mar 2017 EAA President Fred Bloot on the panel of the next hearing of the PECH Committee on Natura 2000 areas 0 1319 On March 22nd, the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament (PECH Committee) will organise a public hearing entitled “Management of Fishing activities in Natura 2000 areas”. Hearings allow the M... Commission presents first ever multi-annual fisheries plan (MAP) for the Mediterranean 13 Mar 2017 Commission presents first ever multi-annual fisheries plan (MAP) for the Mediterranean 0 1205 On March 6, Karmenu Vella, the EU Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs presented to the EU Ministers at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council the Adriatic Sea multi-annual plan... Wanted from the EU:  More and better data on recreational fisheries for a sustainable and prosper recreational fisheries sector 10 Mar 2017 Wanted from the EU: More and better data on recreational fisheries for a sustainable and prosper recreational fisheries sector 0 1553 Some recent EU fisheries management decisions stressed the need for more and better data on the impact and value of recreational fisheries in Europe. A seminar organised in the European Parliament by ... The Water Framework Directive – Lifeline for European Waters 27 Feb 2017 The Water Framework Directive – Lifeline for European Waters 0 1977 The European Anglers Alliance (EAA) and the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA) are joining forces with several NGOs to raise awareness about the importance of the Water Framework Direct... The World Bank publishes updated figures on the economic loss caused by overfishing 17 Feb 2017 The World Bank publishes updated figures on the economic loss caused by overfishing 0 2314 The World Bank has published an updated version of its 2009 study “The Sunken Billions: The Economic Justification for Fisheries Reform”. The new report, entitled “The Sunken Billions Revisited”, draw... Next EP RecFishing Forum event looks into data collection needs and socio-economics of recreational sea fishing 03 Feb 2017 Next EP RecFishing Forum event looks into data collection needs and socio-economics of recreational sea fishing 0 1903 The European Parliament Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment is organising a seminar that will take place on the 8th of March 2017 in Brussels. It is entitled ‘Sustainable fisheries... Report on the status of the Mediterranean Sea presented in the European Parliament 27 Jan 2017 Report on the status of the Mediterranean Sea presented in the European Parliament 0 1830 On the 25th of January, the Member of the Parliament Marco Affronte presented his draft report on the status of fish stocks and the socio-economic situation of the fishing sector in the Mediterranean ... The European Parliament supports the development of sustainable recreational fisheries tourism activities 18 Jan 2017 The European Parliament supports the development of sustainable recreational fisheries tourism activities 0 1793 The Tourism Committee delivers a positive opinion on the development of recreational fisheries as a way to develop coastal and rural sustainable tourism activities. Maltese Presidency outlines its priorities - fisheries 12 Jan 2017 Maltese Presidency outlines its priorities - fisheries 0 1502 Malta is now in charge of the EU Presidency, and will be for the next six months. Malta informs that: “The priorities of the Maltese presidency are driven by the objective to restore trust in the EU, ... A mistake? The European Commission labels hydropower ‘green energy’ 21 Dec 2016 A mistake? The European Commission labels hydropower ‘green energy’ 0 2645 In a press release announcing its decision to approve four support schemes for renewable energy in France, the European Commission used the unfortunate term “green energy” about hydropower. Casting for Recovery Italy 15 Dec 2016 Casting for Recovery Italy 0 1697 The Italian APR – Alleanza Pescatori Ricreativi, with the collaboration of other Italian associations and NGOs, has set up ‘Casting for Recovery Italy’ a spin-off of the US project aimed at helping wo... The European Commission acknowledges that the EU Nature legislation is fit for purpose 08 Dec 2016 The European Commission acknowledges that the EU Nature legislation is fit for purpose 0 1746 The ‘fitness check’ carried out by the European Commission attested that the European Birds and Habitats Directives are relevant, fit for purpose and do not need to be revised. An Action Plan to impro... Bass - open letter to EU and ministers by EAA and EFTTA 02 Dec 2016 Bass - open letter to EU and ministers by EAA and EFTTA 0 3108 Today, the EU Commission, Council and ministers received an 'open letter' from EAA and EFTTA. Read it here. Seabass: European Commission proposes measures to limit catches in the Bay of Biscay 01 Dec 2016 Seabass: European Commission proposes measures to limit catches in the Bay of Biscay 0 1627 The European Commission has proposed measures to the EU Council to limit seabass catches in the Bay of Biscay (ICES area VIIIab) in 2017. Spanish anglers hope new government will change invasive species rules 25 Nov 2016 Spanish anglers hope new government will change invasive species rules 0 2625 In March 2016, the Spanish Supreme Court ruled that a Spanish list of invasive alien species should be extended. The case was brought to court by an environmental NGO. Currently, some fish species of ... Infringement procedure against Germany over nitrate pollution 14 Nov 2016 Infringement procedure against Germany over nitrate pollution 0 2475 The European Commission is referring Germany to the Court of Justice of the EU because the country failed to take action on water pollution caused by nitrates. According to the Commission, groundwater... The European Parliament is getting serious about recreational fisheries, thank you! 03 Nov 2016 The European Parliament is getting serious about recreational fisheries, thank you! 0 4058 The European Parliament has ordered a study on recreational sea fisheries. The contract is worth 120,000 EUR and the deadline for bids is on 8 November. The winner of the contract will be announced in... Commission Proposals for 2017 Sea Bass Fishing Opportunities 01 Nov 2016 Commission Proposals for 2017 Sea Bass Fishing Opportunities 0 4151 Members of the European Anglers Alliance (EAA) are pleased with the progressive approach to managing sea bass shown by the Commission in its proposals for 2017 fishing opportunities published last wee... Western Baltic Cod 2017 management measures adopted – angling bag limits and closed season 21 Oct 2016 Western Baltic Cod 2017 management measures adopted – angling bag limits and closed season 0 2587 Last week, the EU fisheries ministers agreed the 2017 quotas for cod in the Baltic Sea. For the Western part of the Baltic Sea recreational fisheries management measures were agreed for the very first... Sea bass campaign launched at the European Parliament 11 Oct 2016 Sea bass campaign launched at the European Parliament 0 3226 Bass angling representatives, the angling trade and charter boat industry launched the new video campaign during an event in the European Parliament in Brussels chaired by MEP Richard Corbett on the 1...

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