The Beastly Business Final Report summarises findings on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Europe, with a specific section on the illegal trade, exploitation and harm towards European eels in Work Package 3 led by Dr Alison Hutchinson & Dr Laura Gutierrez.
This report outlines the need for industries alongside fisheries (infrastructure, energy generation, global shipping) to be considered more heavily in policy decisions.
“The research demonstrates that despite numerous and compounding threats towards the European eel, a predominant focus within policy making towards regulating fishing activities and preventing the illegal trade of glass eels means that other significant threats, with a greater potential to harm and threaten the European eel, are overlooked.”
The Final Report is available for download here, and is accessible online below.
We have released our final report, summarising key findings and activities.