A long wait
“The Technical Faunistic Hunting Committee (CTFVN) met today, after 9 years, and returns to being central, working to protect biodiversity and contemplating correct hunting activity as required by our regulatory system”. Thus the Minister of Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Forestry, Francesco Lollobrigida, speaking together with Undersecretary Patrizio La Pietra at the table with the members of the CTFVN and which was held this morning [22 September, ed.] at Masaf.
The use of lead
The National Wildlife-Hunting Technical Committee was reconstituted with a decree last May and is made up, in addition to MASAF, with General Donato Monaco acting as alternate president, representatives of the hunting and environmentalist associations, Ispra, the Regions , of the MASE, of the Provinces, of the agricultural organizations, of the Italian Zoological Union, of the Italian Delegation of the International Council for Hunting and Game Conservation, of the National Animal Protection Agency. As part of today's meeting, the CTFVN addressed, among others, the issues of lead use in wet areas, hunting calendars and African swine fever.
The impact of European standards
“Man is a bio regulator – said the Minister – both in regulatory and operational terms. This role becomes increasingly important in light of recent events. Law 157 of 1992 was a good law at the time. The rationale for which it was defined was correct and must be safeguarded. In these 30 years the overall context has changed and this must be taken into due consideration. Today, European regulations have a greater impact on the national system than they did 30 years ago, just as the relationship between the Regions and the central State has changed". “A good law must always be updated. The CTFVN will address every topic relating to hunting activities useful for improving the environment in which farmers, the world of science and the hunters themselves operate”, concluded Lollobrigida.