SEG Feedback to the EC Consultation on ‘Preventing Illegal Trade in Wildlife

(Source: Sustainable Eel Group) “The efforts of the European Commission and Member States, as a result of the 2016 Action Plan to tackle wildlife crime, has had a positive impact on reducing the illegal trade of eels.  Whilst levels of illegal trade are, by definition, difficult to measure, indicators from Europol suggest that the level of glass eel trafficking from Europe to Asia in 2020, had reduced to approx. 50% of that in 2016…”