Dear EFTTA friend & angling lover
After a turbulent year that was difficult not only for EFTTA but for all of us, we are finally in calming waters and able to concentrate on what matters most: our lobby work in the EU institutions to ensure the continuation of recreational angling in Europe.
After relocating from the UK, our newly established non-profit association with headquarters in Brussels between the European Commission and the European Parliament, is composed by a dedicated group of companies who share a common goal of safeguarding recreational angling for the future. We are extremely proud that among the directors all ‚big players‘ of the recreational tackle trade industry are within the board of EFTTA: Daiwa, Pure Fishing, Rapala VMC, Rather Outdoors and Shimano. Although these companies assume the lion’s share of the financing of EFTTA’s lobby activities, more funds are needed to support our mission...
That is more than necessary because angling is Europe-wide under threats, with potential restrictions coming from multiple sides, whether it be from ecological or political nature. If we do not react on these threats, recreational angling might completely vanish...
EFTTA’s motto is: healthy habitats for healthy fish-stocks and all this within a legal frame that allows the tackle trade industry to thrive. That only works if the environment is healthy. We have a strong passion for the world of recreational angling and are committed to making a positive impact for the future of our community. To be successful, we need the engagement of the entire industry - no matter how big or small your business is!
To keep on track with the latest developments we invite you to visit our new website www.eftta.com which has been launched earlier this year, providing a flow of information and details on lobby projects, angling news or other remarkable contributions to secure the future of recreational angling.
Let's be strong together for a bright and healthy angling future.
Very best wishes
CEO of EFTTA AISBL