SEG position on the eel stock status, and our ambition for recovery

(Source: Sustainable Eel Group) The eel is nearly extinct – this is often claimed – necessitating a call for a total emergency, with all measures to protect and recover the stock.  But is the most widespread, and until recently one of the most abundant inland fish in Europe, indeed in such dire straits and on the verge of extinction? In this paper, SEG discusses its view on the state of the eel stock and evaluates the consequences for further protective action.