EU recreational fisheries sector asks for full recognition in the Common Fisheries Policy
21 February 2020
Anglers made the case at the European Parliament that a full recognition of the recreational fisheries sector in the Common Fisheries Policy is needed in order to properly manage public access to fish and to put in place a fair and sustainable management of fish stocks.
On the 19th of February, MEP Niclas Herbst, new Chair of the Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment, hosts the first conference of the Forum in the new European Parliament’s term. Representatives from the European Anglers Alliance (EAA) and the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA), take the word to underline the challenges that the recreational fisheries sector is facing and the actions to be taken in order to fully exploit its potential.