Accelerating the recovery of the European Eel

Trafficking UPDATES

 

  • 2017-04-21 – I joined the wildlife police to safe baby eels from poachers The Scientist
  • 2017-04-19 – Walboro Man Pleads Guilty To Illegal Trafficking American Eels The Lincoln County News
  • 2017-04-18 – River patrols aim to hook eel smugglers The Times
  • 2017-04-17 – 72 kilogram glass eels seized at Schiphol Airport, NL nvwa.nl; SEG post (ENG)
  • 2017-04-17 – Fisherman Pleads Guilty in Eel Trafficking Case eponline.com
  • 2017-04-16 – Las Tramas del cristal negro: el tráfico de angulas se sofistica eldiario.es; SEG post (ENG)
  • 2017-04-16 – Why are international crime syndicates smuggling River Severn elvers to Korea and China? gloustershirelive.co.uk
  • 2017-04-12 – Illegal elvers worth more than caviar on black market BBC
  • 2017-04-12 – video report on trafficking in European eels BBC
  • 2017-04-08 – Officials cracking down on poaching of a slippery, squiggly and valuable commodity — baby eels Washington Post
  • 2017-04-05 – Seafood dealer pleads guilty to illegally trafficking American eels 13newsnow.com
  • 2017-03-30 – Two men indicted in Maine for illegally trafficking American eels military-technologies.net
  • 2017-03-21 – Hiromi Shiraishi (TRAFFIC) about eel trafficking from a Japanese conservation perspective WWF Japan
  • 2017-03-18 – Accelerated restocking of eels ouest-france.fr
  • 2017-03-16 – Feds accuse Maine man of trafficking in poached baby eels wgme.com
  • 2017-03-14 – Elver dealer indicted on charges of buying, selling illegally caught eels eelsworthamerican.com
  • 2017-03-12 – The slippery world of eel smuggling, Europe’s illegal and booming trade The Telegraph; SEG post
  • 2017-03-10 – Man arrested for poaching glass eel at Canal de la Martinière in Pellerin ouest-france.fr
  • 2017-03-08 – EUROPOL and GUARDIA CIVIL estimate that >7t of glass eels were annually traded from Spain towards Asia Guardia Civil
  • 2017-03-08 – Seventeen arrested for smuggling glass eels worth EUR 7 million from Europe to China Guardia Civil (ENG); Guardia Civil (SPA)
  • 2017-03-08 – Smuggling of glass eels valued at EUR 10 million: 17 arrests EUROJUST
  • 2017-03-08 – Seventeen arrested for smuggling glass eels worth EUR 10 million EUROPOL
  • 2017-03-08 – Newspaper article reveals details on smuggling route elpais.com
  • 2017-03-08 – Trafficking route from Spain via Italy and Greece to Hong Kong SEG post
  • 2017-03-08 – Dismantlement of an international organization devoted to the illegal trade in elvers/ baby eels SEG post
  • 2017-03-08 – Report about police operation ABAIA rtve.es. Watch VIDEO
  • 2017-03-03 – Man caught with 600,000 live glass eels worth £1.2 Million on 15 February The Guardian; Evening Standard; The SUN
  • 2017-03-03 – Release of the Heathrow-seized eels in Guadalquivir river, Spain Watch VIDEO
  • 2017-03-03 – UK Boarder Force’s role in Operation ‘Thunderbird’ homeofficemedia.blog.gov.uk
  • 2017-02-15 – French authorities checked 50 fishermen and 7 collectors on 10 and 14 February  charente-maritime.gouv.fr
  • 2017-02-08 – People are accused for glass eel poaching in France sudouest.fr
  • 2017-02-07 – British citizen plead guilty and fined to pay 675 pounds for illegally fishing for glass eels gov.uk
  • 2017-02-07 – Greek authorities arrested several people including a major trader in Greece SEG post (ENG)
  • 2017-02-06- French customs seized 140kg at Paris airport, destinated for Thailand (transit?) courrier-picard.fr
  • 2017-02-06 – Spanish citizen were accused for illegal fishing of glass eels in the Guadalquivir river, Andalusia europapress.es; sevilla.abc.es
  • 2017-02-05 – 45kg glass eels worth 18.650EUR were seized in Portugal campeaoprovincias.pt
  • 2017-02-04 – Spanish Guardia Civil arrested several people including a major trader in Cataluna and seized huge amounts of glass eels aguaita.at; lavanguardia.com
  • 2017-01-18 – 520kg were seized by douanier de Gironde. A Spanish citizen was caught with 520kg in Saugnacq-et-Muret, destinated for Thailand (transit?) 20minutes.fr
  • 2017-01-17 – Japanese video report about glass eel trafficking from Taiwan via Kinmen to Hong Kong NHK World
  • 2016-05-21 – Summary of the previous operation ‘Black Glass’ carried out in 2016 Guardia Civil
  • 2012-03-04 – Summary of the previous operation ‘Suculenta’ carried out in 2012 Guardia Civil

 




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