Accelerating the recovery of the European Eel

SEG welcomes that EU draft decisions were accepted at CITES Cop 17!

the EU draft decisions contain:

  • promote international or regional cooperation on a species-by-species basis, including the  convening  of  regional  meetings  to  discuss  how  to  fill  the  information  gaps  and ensure  long-term  sustainability  in  the  face  of  increasing  demand  from  international trade
  • participate,  where  appropriate,  in  the  technical  workshops  and  share  expertise  and  knowledge  on  the  priority topics  identified

China supported the overall approach but did not believe that other Anguilla spp. should be included in the Appendices.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), speaking also on behalf for TRAFFIC and the Zoological Society of London, recommended that the use and trade of all Anguilla species be managed as a whole. The Convention on Migratory Species drew attention to a workshop for Anguilla anguilla range States that it was convening the following month.

The Chair thanked the European Union for its willingness to support funding of the draft decisions. The draft decisions were accepted, with the addition of the extra paragraph f) and the amendments proposed
by the United States.

Read the CITES summary record and the draft decision (Doc. 51)



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