“European anglers look closely at the upcoming European elections, that are likely to have a significant impact on the direction that the European Parliament will take with regard to the role of recreational fisheries in Europe. They have launched a campaign to start mobilising the future Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to #ProtectEUFish.

The European parliament’s 8th term has just come to an end. A 5-year mandate that witnessed an increased emphasis on the recreational fisheries sector in the EU policies and legislation. Through a series of events – organised in the framework of the Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment (the RecFishing Forum) – the EU decision-makers discussed and exchanged views on a number of issues very important to the recreational fisheries sector, including: sustainable management of fisheries resources, conservation of vulnerable fish species, data collection, the Water Framework Directive, the protection of rivers and the status of recreational fisheries in the Common Fisheries Policy.”
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