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RecFishing Forum event

Members of the European Parliament granted an audience with the King of the Danube River

A conference organised by the European Parliament Recreational Fisheries Forum on the 19th April 2016 shed light upon the worrying state of the Danube basin by examining the case of one of its endemic and iconic species, the Danube salmon.

Sea bass
Sea bass long term management plan to hit the European Parliament after summer

Commissioner Vella has announced that the Commission’s proposal for a long term management plan for the North Sea will be published in July.

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EU Angling associations
Meet the anglers # 7 : The Angling Council of Ireland

The Angling Council of Ireland, ACI is the national governing body for the sport of angling in Ireland.  Read about its programmes and missions in Ireland and at the EU level.

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EU RecFishing News

European Commission
Water: Commission refers GERMANY to the Court of Justice of the EU over water pollution caused by nitrates

The European Commission considers that Germany has not taken sufficient measures to address nitrates pollution in ground and surface waters, including the Baltic Sea.

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European Commission DG ENVI -
Increase in marine protected areas reduces pressure on marine habitats and species

A new Commission report shows significant progress in establishing protected areas in Europe's seas, with benefits for the economy and the environment.

European Commission - DG ENVI
Study: Implications of extreme river floods for river ecosystems

This study explored changes will affect rivers, in terms of structure as well as animal and plant life. The authors discuss the management implications of their findings and highlight areas for future research, including developing early warning systems for threats to ecosystems.

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21 May 2016: World Fish Migration Day
Connecting Fish, Rivers and People

16-18 June: EFTTEX
European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition

29 June: EAA and EFTTA meet EU Commissioner Vella
Commissioner in charge of Environment and Fisheries
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