Accelerating the recovery of the European Eel

#EelDeal2030 European Parliament Event

Pictured: Beatrice Grassi, Annie Schriejer-Pierik MEP, Andres Fellenberg, Andrew Kerr, Hauke Hoffman and Kiel Maybritt

On the 13th July MEP Annie Schreijer-Pierik hosted the #EelDeal2030 European Parliament Event.

With over 20 attendees on the day, and many more tuning in virtually; MEP’s from across Europe, DG Mare and organisations such as Europol, Wetlands International Europe, the German Angling Association, Good Fish, Via Aqua, Fieldfisher and more were represented, building commitment for #EelDeal2030.

Dutch MEP Burt-Jan Ruissen at the #EelDeal2030 event answers a question on eel sustainability

#EelDeal2030 was launched at the European Parliament Event 13 July 2022 hosted by Annie Schreijer-Pierik. The idea for an Eel Deal sits in line with the EU Green Deal, and was coined last December when filming with Denis Loctier for the EURONEWS OCEAN series:

Europe tries to save the eel population as numbers reach historic low

At the beginning of winter, Atlantic waves bring a new generation of eels from their spawning grounds in the Sargasso Sea to the coast of the Bay of Biscay. Over a billion glass eels arrive there every year. Andrew Kerr is the chairman of the Sustainable Eel Group (SEG) , which works across Europe to help preserve this fascinating species.

For a full list of speakers and links to their presentations, see below:
Paul Brotherton – Wetlands International Europe

Paul Brotherton Eel Deal presentation

Willem Dekker – Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU, SEG Director of Science

Dekker – From Pest to Protected, What next?

Andrew Kerr – The Sustainable Eel Group, SEG Chairman

Andrew Kerr – Leadership and sustainability impacts

Andres Fellenberg Van der Molen – Green Partner

Andres Fellenberg Green Partner Presentation

Pictured: Kiel Maybritt, Hauke Hoffman, Annie Schriejer-Pierek MEP, Pierre Ettianne Rollet, Katarzyna Janiak DG Mare, Lauren Markovic DG Env. Paul Brotherton Wetlands International Europe. Bert-Jan Ruissen MEP, Annie Schriejer-Pierik MEP, Andrew Kerr, Andres Fellenberg GreenPartner, and Beatrice Grassi FieldFisher

In case you missed it, video recording to follow.