The European Union is campaigning and legislating against plastic litter in the environment*. EFTTA supports these efforts to keep our waters clean. It happens that anglers do occasionally loose items when fishing although they would prefer not to for both environmental and economic reasons.
For our best possible future anglers fight for clean and litter free waterways. All over Europe anglers arrange and partake in litter collecting campaigns along river banks and shorelines. Anglers use nature sustainably. EFTTA and angling organisations will help to protect and conserve water habitats to secure healthy waters with healthy fish stocks now and in the future.
* Press release, European Commission, 11 March
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