European Bottom Fishing Alliance

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Registration as it was on 13 Oct 2023
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Lobbying Costs

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.2 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Bottom Fishing Alliance   (EBFA)

    EU Transparency Register

    316352847882-84 First registered on 13 Oct 2022

    Goals / Remit

    The European Bottom Fishing Alliance (EBFA) is a fishing industry coalition of 20 000 fishermen and women representing 7 000 vessels from 14 European coastal countries, ranging from artisanal to large scale bottom fisheries.

    The EBFA was founded in March 2022 by fishing organisations to support the use of active bottom gears as a sustainable activity. We gathered to offer a united voice and to defend, support and showcase the environmental, economic, social and cultural realities of fishing operations with active bottom gears across the European Union fishing nations so that the European legislation could be based on science and facts.

    Together, we deliver 25% of total European seafood landings. We provide healthy and sustainable food supplies for millions of people. We want to keep driving economic and social value to the coastal and peripheral communities of 14 European countries while working towards more sustainability.

    Main EU files targeted

    The EBFA wishes to make decision-makers aware of the reality of bottom fishing activities. Provide facts and data for credible, science-based and reasoned policy options for balanced and responsible political decision-making which shall respect the three pillars of sustainability and contribute to achieve all SDGs. Additionally, the EBFA aims to prevent the introduction of arbitrary restrictive or limiting measures for bottom fishing, whether technical or spatial, via fisheries or environmental legislation, generally and specifically by means of the implementation of the EU Action Plan to conserve fisheries resources and protect marine ecosystems. Lastly, the EBFA aims to defend the sustainability and overall importance of all these widespread bottom fishing methods in all EU member states and demonstrate that these fisheries are well regulated, controlled, researched and widely certified. Support the EU to remain a world leader on effective and sustainable fisheries management by promoting measures which are rational, science-based, understandable and applicable for professional fishers who work to achieve a sustainable contribution to food supply and strive to be the guardians of the sea.


    Head Office
    Rue Montoyer, 24
    Brussels 1000
    EU Office
    Rue Montoyer, 24
    Brussels 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 14 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ivan LÓPEZ VAN DER VEEN 16 Mar 2024 13 Mar 2025
    Mr Ivan LÓPEZ VAN DER VEEN 16 Mar 2024 02 Apr 2024
    Mr Ivan LÓPEZ VAN DER VEEN 18 Oct 2022 18 Oct 2023

    Complementary Information

    Daniel Voces de Onaíndi - Secretary of the EBFA
    Rosalie Tukker - Secretary of the EBFA

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    None declared

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    backbone consulting 25,000€ - 49,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    association of national organisations of fishing enterprises in the european union

    Closed year Costs

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities


    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    1 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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