Mystery of the eel: Europe’s own ivory trade

The European Commission has proposed a ban on eel fishing in the Atlantic, in an attempt to recover the dwindling stock of the European eel, a critically endangered species that is traded illegally by an industry that is worth millions of euros.

Euractiv

Last updated on 07 December 2017

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
European Union
Region: 
Europe
Threats: 
Unsustainable fishing and harvesting aquatic resources
Species: 
Anguilla anguilla
Species group: 
Fish