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EFTTA sets up taskforce to fight Danish lead ban

06 Jan 2016
Author: Marisol Pinillos

Category: Press Release,Lobby,News,EFTTA

A taskforce of EFTTA members has been set up to lobby against legislation that has come into force in Denmark that bans the importation, production and sale of almost all fishing tackle that contains lead including lead alloys such as brass, which means almost everything. EFTTA CEO, Jean-Claude Bel, has urged all members of the trade organisation dealing in or with Denmark to support the companies who he says are fighting for the future of fishing in Denmark, and possibly later all over Europe.

At its last meeting in Amsterdam, the EFTTA Board of Directors also put aside €15,000 to help the industry come up with ways of solving the Danish dilemma.