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Contrasting Q1 sales for VMC Rapala and Shimano

Fishing tackle giants, Rapala VMC Corporation and Shimano, experienced contrasting sales fortunes in the first quarter of 2016.

Two of the world’s biggest fishing tackle manufacturers reported contrasting sales fortunes in the first quarter of 2016.

Lure making giant, Rapala VMC Corporation, reported First Quarter net sales of €69.7 million – 6% down from the previous year (€73.9 million) – while fishing tackle sales at Shimano increased 5% compared to the same period in 2015 to 16,796 million yen.

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Australian Government to spend $15m on carp control

European carp are considered the scourge of Australia's waterways.

Australia’s fishing tackle trade is backing a Federal Government decision to invest $15 million over the next two-and-a-half years to control – and possibly eradicate altogether – European carp from the country’s waterways. The funding will be used to develop a comprehensive plan aimed at controlling or killing..

Costa to back European Cast-Off at EFTTEX

Costa has joined American Tackle's Cast-Off Competition at EFTTEX as a sponsor.

Worldwide sunglasses brand Costa has joined American Tackle’s European Cast-Off Competition at this year’s EFTTEX trade show in Amsterdam. The Cast-Off, featuring American Tackle’s MicroWave Line Control System, has become a popular event at the industry’s biggest trade shows, including ICAST and China Fish. Now Costa, which like American..

Hydropower ‘incompatible’ with Danube salmon conservation

Speakers at the latest meeting of the European Parliament Recreational Fisheries Forum highlighted the condition of the Danube basin by examining the state of the Danube salmon.

Hydropower generation and its effects on the ‘King of the Danube’ was a hotly debated issue at the latest meeting of MEPs and fisheries experts in Brussels last week. The EFTTA and the European Anglers Alliance (EAA) backed European Parliament Recreational Fisheries Forum highlighted the condition of the..

Mercury Marine increases manufacturing capacity

Mercury Marine President, John Pfeifer: "We have very robust growth initiatives planned.”

Mercury Marine is adding 45,000 square feet to its manufacturing capacity in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The global marine propulsion company is also investing in new equipment to streamline its manufacturing process and is expanding its office space by 8,000 square feet. The work will be completed in..

RBFF reveals recipients of $118,000 in grants

RBFF President and CEO, Frank Peterson, says that the impact of the funding will have a 'lasting effect' on the recreational boating and fishing industry.

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) has revealed the five state agencies that will receive funding under its R3 programme to boost fishing licence sales and boat registrations in the US. More than $118,000 has been granted to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, The Florida Fish and Wildlife..

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