The European Bottom Fishing Alliance represents 14 E.U. countries: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Sweden.
The EBFA was launched by fishing organizations from 14 E.U countries.
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 showcase the reality of fishing operations so that the European legislation could be based on science and facts.
The chair of EBFA is Ivan Lopez Van der Veen. He is also the chairman of LDAC (Long Distance Advisory Council) as well as member of the executive committee for the Spanish Fishing Confederation
The spokesperson is the chairman