Sale of Fish
Per definition recreational anglers don't sell the fish they catch. This was stressed by the EAA General Assembly year 2000, confirmed and incoorporated in the definition on recreational angling agreed by the EAA General Assembly 2004.
The Salmon Farming position paper was circulated at the NASCO meeting June 2006. EAA is elected chair of the 27 NGOs having observer status to the NASCO.
Salmon and migration barriers - Problems and solutions (April 2009)
With this position paper the European Anglers Alliance (EAA) wants to show the impact of man-made migration barriers on the survival of the salmon and to contribute possible solutions to address the problem.
Baltic salmon - Problems, threats and solutions (April 2009)
The European Anglers Alliance (EAA) urges the Commission and Member States, to take a precautionary approach to the future management of the Baltic salmon.
Here we present 9 suggestions on to improve the conditions for Baltic salmon.
EAA-EFTTA position and amendments 12 Jan 2012 concerning:
Electricity by means of hydro power: Green or Red electricity? (April 2009)
The European Anglers Alliance (EAA) is unhappy with many of Europe's existing hydro power stations, which urgently need modification to reduce the fish mortality problem. The EAA is also extremely worried that in the near future we are to experience a considerable increase in investments in more European hydropower stations as this might seem - at a first glance - a sensible way for the EU to meet its increasing energy demands while complying with comprehensive environmental commitments. However these environmental commitments must include the necessary fish passes and guidance systems to protect and enhance the fish stocks.
For a couple of decades this fish predator has been -and still is- on the increase in most parts of Europe.
The damage done to fisheries and habitats is perceived only vaguely by European decision makers and environmental managers.
EAA has initiated its own Task Force Cormorants chaired by DR. Franz Kohl. This task force works at expert level, collects and disseminates facts about cormorants, raises awareness about the angling sectors interests, pushes for a pan-European cormorant management plan. Our Task Force Cormorants takes part at the European level in the ORNIS plus meetings. To avoid any misunderstandings, EAA is not opposed to the EU Birds Directive or the Habitats Directive. On the contrary the EAA approach is a pro-active one with regards to these two directives and the 'umbrella' introduced later, namely the ecological network 'Natura 2000'.
Cormorants - Key questions and operative proposals (January 2009)
The European Anglers Alliance (EAA) and other stakeholders find it absolutely necessary
A recommendation was adopted to draw up a cormorant management plan. However, this in fact did not lead to any practical measures.
On 5th of December 2008, after comprehensive preparatory discussions, the European Parliament adopted a resolution which urges the EU Commission “to promote the sustainable management of cormorant populations …. and to create appropriate conditions for the drafting of a Europe-wide cormorant population management plan.”
The Commission has stated that it cannot force through a pan-European cormorant management plan against the Member States will but the Commission does take the cormorant case forward.
Meetings with national representatives and stakehodlers are arranged in January and March.
Recreational Fisheries and the EU Constitution.