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European forum to highlight Danube

13 Apr 2016
Author: EFTTA

Category: Lobby,News,EFTTA

The poor health of one of Europe’s most famous rivers will come under the spotlight at the next meeting of representatives of recreational fishing bodies and EU top brass.

The European Parliament Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment will debate the River Danube’s salmon population which is regarded as a barometer of the river basin’s poor health. The River Danube is the longest river in Europe and hosts some incredibly rich and fragile eco-systems that are currently facing many challenges including pollution, waste floods and dams.

Organised by EFTTA and the European Anglers Alliance (EAA), the event will take place on Tuesday, April 19 in Room A5G1 in the European Parliament Building, in Brussels. The meeting will be opened and chaired by MEP Norica Nicolai, the President of the European Parliament Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment.

The occasion is an opportunity for the angling community to lobby and engage with high-ranked officials within the EU to ensure that its voice is heard at the top level of European government.

A draft of the programme can be viewed here

 

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