EFTTA regrets to announce the passing of former President Pierangelo Zanetta.

29 Jan 2021
Author: EFTTA team

Category: Press Release,News,EFTTA

On behalf of the EFTTA board, Robin Morley (EFTTA President), Olivier Portrat (CEO) and Jean Claude Bel (former CEO) we’d like to express our sincere condolences on the passing of former EFTTA President Pierangelo (Pier) Zanetta. 

His career in the fishing tackle industry spanned a significant number of years working for Shimano Europe.  Whilst working there he joined the EFTTA board in 2007 and became President the following year.  He stepped down in 2016.

He led EFTTA during some challenging times and was responsible for the implementation of some significant projects such as the Line Charter.  

He was a highly regarded President by his fellow board members, EFTTA secretariat as well as many EFTTA members.  

He will be missed not just by his friends at EFTTA but also by his former colleagues at Shimano Europe and the global fishing tackle industry.

He passed away on the 27th January 2021 after a long illness.  Despite his illness he managed to spend time in his final years fishing - his favourite pastime.  Sadly he leaves behind his wife and daughter.  

Our deepest sympathies go to his family and friends. 


Need more information? Please, contact:    
Communications officer
Laura Bazile, EFTTA
Tel: +44 203 793 4945 

Notes for editors:

EFTTA is a Trade Association for Manufacturers and Wholesalers of sportfishing equipment. EFTTA members can exhibit at EFTTEX, the leading international Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition. Membership is open to Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Agents and Press in the tackle industry.
Established in London in 1981, EFTTA is an international, independent association to serve the European fishing tackle trade by campaigning to promote sportfishing, environmental issues and international business. EFTTA is registered as an official lobbying association in Brussels.
EFTTEX is Europe's largest angling trade exhibition, which directs all its profits back into the fishing industry.


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