|Governing Body:||Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS)|
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Underwater target shooting was developed in the mid of 1980s in France, as a popular physical and training activity to hunt via spearfishing (fishing with a spear). Spearfishing was performed to gather food resources by fishing and has developed as a winter season training activity.
With due course of time, the sport was widely popularized throughout Europe. Later, the first-ever French national governing committee was founded in 1987.
Soon, the Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS) recognised underwater target shooting as an official sport and still is the governing body for the game.
In 1990, the first-ever French national championship was organised. Later in 1998, the European Championship was organised where major European countries participated. Then, the first international World Championship of underwater target shooting was held in 1999.
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