More needs to be done to better protect eels. According to the European ministers at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council last week.
“The agenda for Monday 26 September included the ‘Future for the European eel stock and those who depend on it’. Ministers concluded that more needs to be done to better protect eels, especially non-fishing related measures, as included in the EU Eel Regulation. Therefore, not only fisheries should be considered, but also migration problems, habitat loss, hydropower energy and pollution as important factors for a healthy eel stock.”
Read the full article on visserijniews, translated into English below.
BRUSSEL – Er moet meer gedaan worden om de paling beter te beschermen. Aldus de Europese ministers vorige week op de Landbouw- en Visserijraad.