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China Fish Show postponed
In a bid to control the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus which is sweeping the country and spreading further afield, the organisers of the China Fish show scheduled for early February in Beijing have postponed the event.
The news is especially disappointing as China Fish was planning major celebrations for its 30th anniversary exhibition.
The organisers say the decision was taken to both prevent and control the disease as well as ensuring the health and safety of its attendees and was made following an order issued by the Beijing Municipal Government.
The organising team also confirmed that those who were planning to attend may be able to have their hotel fees refunded and that they were working on this plan.
China Fish president Li Jiang added: “We are planning new days and place for the show according to the virus control in China. And we appreciate everyone’s support and understanding.”
More details and fuller story will appear in the March edition of Tackle Trade World.

Enterprise goes into biodegradable plastics
UK accessories brand Enterprise Tackle, best-known for its artificial baits like sweetcorn and maggots, has facing up to environmental concerns by making many of its plastic products biodegradable.
The firm is starting to use a special biodegradable additive to its baits and plastic rig items to help them break down quickly in the environment

Fishing ‘off the hook’ in US-China tariff war
A partial trade deal between the USA and China will mean fishing tackle imported into America will not be subject to increased tariffs.
After months of wrangling and tit-for-tat tariffs as part of an escalating trade war, the two countries have come to some form of initial agreement which will scrap a planned 15 per cent increase on taxes of fishing gear coming into the USA.

Game Fair invests more in angling
The largest outdoor countryside event in Europe, The Game Fair, is urging tackle companies not to miss out on the biggest Fishing Village the show has ever seen. Visitor feedback has convinced the organisers that those attending want to see even more fishing – from demonstrations, talks and tuition to exhibitors showcasing the latest tackle.

G Loomis bids farewell to Bruce Holt
After a 45-year fishing and hunting industry career – 34 in senior roles at US rod maker G Loomis – Bruce Holt has now stepped down from the company.

Get ready to register for EFTTEX
Pre-registration for the next EFTTEX trade show, taking place in Prague from June 11th to 13th, will go live on February 3rd.

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Reels
Although fishing reels were invented more than 1,500 years ago it has only been relatively recently that these have become an indispensable piece of kit.