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The World Confederation of Underwater Activities (C.M.A.S.) has entrusted the Tunisian Federation of Sport Fishing (F.T.P.S.) to organise the 1st CMAS World Spearfishing Cup for Clubs. The whole event will take place in Bizerte (Tunisia) between the 27th and the 1st of July. The actual competition days will be held on the 29 and 30th of June.
In collaboration with the Federation of Underwater Activities Malta (F.U.A.M.), Malta will be represented by the only recognised spearfishing and freediving club locally which is the Malta Skin Divers Club. A team made up of three spearfishermen will be representing our country in this international event. The athletes making up the Maltese Spearfishing Team will consist of Michael Galea, Anthony Farrugia and Chris Borg Cardona. The team has been preparing itself physically throughout the last months to be able to improve their underwater capabilities even though the weather and sea conditions was not in their favour during the training phase.
The Maltese Spearfishing team will leave Malta before the competition official period in order to scout the two competition zones and one reserve zone (of 8km each).
This competition has attracted around 42 teams from 10 different countries. Among these international athletes one may notice a considerable amount of prominent names in the spearfishing world. Ex spearfishing world champions, European champions, prominent full time professional spearfishermen and the current world champion will be competing in this event. Tunisia mwhich is the hosting country will be represented by a total of 17 teams, four of which belonging to clubs based in Bizerte where the competition is being organised.
Even though the Maltese team is aware of this high competition level, it is committed to deliver its best performance and represent the local spearfishing sport in the best way possible.
For more information and updates regarding the competition, one may visithttps://tunisia2018.tn/
A delegation from the Federation’s Executive Committee asked for a meeting with Hon. Clint Camilleri, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights.
The meeting was held on Tuesday 17th October 2017 at the ministry in Santa Venera
During this meeting the Federation introduced itself to the newly appointed Parliamentary Secretary and also congratulated the Parliamentary Secretary for his appointment. The Federation also highlighted the new measure being adopted by the Fisheries Department whereby the department is asking for a yearly surveyor’s report before renewing licences for vessels licenced by the department. Hon. Clint Camilleri promised to look into the matter and advise the Federation accordingly.