Eel trafficking in EU called the ‘largest wildlife crime on Earth’

Billions of euros worth of critically endangered eels are being trafficked each year from Europe, ending up on tables in China and Japan in what campaigners say is “the largest wildlife crime on Earth.”

Japan Times

Last updated on 29 November 2018

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
European Union
Japan
Threats: 
Overharvesting
Species: 
Anguilla anguilla
Species group: 
Fish