Endangered eels at risk from Europe’s cocaine rivers

By |junij 21st, 2018|cocaine, Eel Regulation, News|

Europe’s river-dwelling creatures are threatened by traces of cocaine in some of the continent’s most well-known rivers, according to a new study. Migratory animals like the eel are particularly at risk.

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Ireland emerges as big winner of fisheries Council

By |december 13th, 2017|common fisheries policy, eel, Eel Regulation, EU Council, fishing limits, fishing quotas, Ireland, News, overfishing|

Fisheries ministers pulled an all-nighter to reach an agreement on fishing limits for 2018, giving Ireland more a €20m windfall. The Council says progress has been made to achieve sustainable management of fish stocks but NGOs say the new limits are above scientific advice. And the industry was caught gate-crashing, again.

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Mystery of the eel: Europe’s own ivory trade

By |november 30th, 2017|common fisheries policy, Eel Regulation, European Commission, fisheries, illegal trade, ivory trade, News, smuggling, Sustainable Eel Group|

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.

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