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History of recent police operations against glass eel trafficking

During the last few weeks, several police operations against glass eel trafficking were conducted and reported in media. Here is a brief history including links to the media publications:

  • 18.01.2017 – 520kg were seized by douanier de Gironde. A Spanish citizen was caught with 520kg in Saugnacq-et-Muret, destinated for Thailand (transit?). read here on 20minutes.fr
  • 04.02.2017 – Spanish Guardia Civil arrested several people including a major trader in Cataluna and seized huge amounts of glass eels. Read more on aguaita.at, lavanguardia.com
  • 06.02.2017 – Spanish citizen were accused for illegal fishing of glass eels in the Guadalquivir river, Andalusia. Read more europapress.es, sevilla.abc.es
  • 06.02.2017 – French customs seized 140kg at Paris airport, destinated for Thailand (transit?). Read more on courrier-picard.fr
  • 07.02.2017 – Greek authorities arrested several people including a major trader in Greece. Read more on kathimerini.gr
  • 07.02.2017 – British citizen plead guilty and fined to pay 675 pounds for illegally fishing for glass eels gov.uk
  • 08.02.2017 – People are accused for glass eel poaching in France. Read more on sudouest.fr
  • 15.02.2017 – French authorities checked 50 fishermen and 7 collectors on 10 and 14 February  charente-maritime.gouv.fr

 



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