EFTTA, the European Fishing Tackle & Trade Association, is thrilled to announce the first major new member since the recent relocation of its headquarters from the UK to Brussels.
Visdeal, a leading European fishing tackle e-commerce company based in the Netherlands, is the first retailer to register as a new active EFTTA member, with Managing Director Willem Bontrup also joining the EFTTA board.
"For several years, I have followed the important work that EFTTA has been doing, and with the recent changes, I feel it is the right time for Visdeal to become an active member," said Bontrup.
"The tackle trade industry and recreational angling need all the support they can get, as there are many threats from all sides. I encourage all retailers and brands to join and ensure a bright future for the sport and business. It is a great honor to join the main EFTTA board, and I look forward to contributing with the years of experience that I have in the trade.”
EFTTA has relocated to Brussels to enhance its lobbying capabilities and strengthen its voice on behalf of the European fishing tackle industry. With this in mind, the organization is working hard to increase membership to fund this essential work. Visdeal's membership is a great step forward and sets an example for other companies in the industry to follow.
"We are delighted to welcome Visdeal as the first new member since our move to Brussels," said EFTTA Vice President Ross Honey. "Willem Bontrup is well-known and respected in the industry, and we are thrilled to have him join our board. With the exciting dynamic plans we have for Eftta going forward, Willem will be a tremendous addition and help us achieve our goals."