Charter of 15 eco-responsible commitments

Our first official decision was to satisfy the requirements of the Charter of 15 eco-responsible commitments and to become a signatory. The Ministry of Sport approved our application and we have been officially committed and recognised since July 2023. Many other actions accompany the official specifications and are specific to our values and our fishing activity. Below are the first concrete actions, which will be completed as we prepare for the event.

Here are some of the eco-responsible measures we are putting in place for these world championships

  • Clean-up operations prior to the event. Involve and unite all anglers and river lovers. The rivers, lakes and banks need to be clean during the event, and remain so! It’s also a way of making as many people as possible aware of the macropollution that rivers suffer.
  • Put the official controllers (“referees”) to work: collecting bags and waste at the water’s edge during the heats.
  • Mandatory waste tippet collection for competitors.
  • Minimise the use of single-use goodies, over-packaging and plastic in our competitors’ packs.
  • Set up waste sorting bins and raise awareness about composting.
  • Promote and use soft and public transport as much as possible. In specific situations (access to steep competition sites), use low-carbon vehicles. For these specific cases, a dialogue has been set up with the managers of natural areas to establish optimal protocols.
  • Promoting local products and short supply chains. Promoting the skills and the quality of our valleys! Involvement of local organisations and social inclusion companies.
  • Keeping a precise fish capture journal.
  • Provide as much information as possible to fishing managers and scientists about the fish caught and other observations made.
  • As a reminder, all fish must be released alive during the event, failing which the competitor will be penalised.
  • Disinfection of waders and shoes at the end of the round to limit the spread of aquatic diseases.
  • Whether on the banks of lakes or in rivers, the competitors are spread out over large sections, which limits the impact of trampling on the ecosystem. The timing of the competition, away from the salmonid spawning period, also limits the impact on juveniles and spawning grounds.
  • Raise awareness of the challenges of sustainable development and environmental protection through all the partners present at the relay villages (stands, events, conferences) and on our networks.
  • Because sustainable development is built on its “ecological” and “social” pillars, we want to promote fishing for all and nature integration through our sport. Activities dedicated to young people and schoolchildren, as well as women’s fishing in our relay villages.
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