European Fishing Tackle & Trade Association

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Lobbying Costs

200,000€ - 299,999€

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.5 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Fishing Tackle & Trade Association   (EFTTA AISBL)

    EU Transparency Register

    08955462188-48 First registered on 27 Aug 2009

    Goals / Remit

    The European Fishing Tackle & Trade Association (EFTTA) was established in London in 1981 as an international, independent association to represent the interests of the European Tackle Trade and Recreational Angling Industry by lobbying and raising awareness in the political field and public relations. In 2021, EFTTA moved its HQs to Brussels and is now a registered not-for-profit lobbying association. The EFTTA's support involves promoting and protecting recreational angling activities, growing the tackle business, and influencing policies and legislation that are relevant to the sector and recreational anglers. EFTTA encourages nature conservation and promotes the restoration and protection activities of anglers and industry players around recreational angling for a sustainable environment. Membership is open to manufacturers, in/exporters, wholesalers, agents, press, related businesses and fishing and tackle trade associations.

    Main EU files targeted

    - Implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)
    - implementation of the revised fisheries Control Regulation
    - Implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD)
    - Implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD)
    - Implementation of the SUP Directive (with regard to the fisheries provisions)
    - The European Green Deal
    - The Biodiversity Strategy 2030
    - The adoption and implementation of the Nature Restoration Regulation
    - Implementation of the Invasive Species Regulation
    - Chemicals policies and legislation (REACH, RoHS)


    Head Office
    Rue de la Loi 81a
    Brussels 1000
    EU Office
    Rue de la Loi 81a
    Brussels 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

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

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Anna Szczodrowska 27 Apr 2018 27 Apr 2019
    Ms Anna Szczodrowska 01 Apr 2017 31 Mar 2018

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    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


    FAIB - Federation of European and International Associations (

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    alienor europe 25,000€ - 49,999€
    jan kappel 25,000€ - 49,999€
    margit bogler 25,000€ - 49,999€
    olivier portrat 50,000€ - 99,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    margit bogler
    olivier portrat
    jan kappel
    alienor europe

    Closed year Costs

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Other financial info

    EFTTA is financially supported by membership subscriptions and donations from events organized by or for the benefit of EFTTA. Any profits made go back into lobbying.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    The 'Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment'
    We've been actively participating in the RECFISH forum meetings over the last couple of years

    Communication activities

    EFTTA, together with the European Anglers Alliance (EAA) provides the secretariat to the 'Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment'

    #ProtectWater campaign (concerning the Water Framework Directive):

    Other activities


  • 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.

    • Date 29 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Common fisheries policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      • Karmenu Vella (Commissioner)
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