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.
#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:
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.