SEG position on the 15th anniversary of the EU Eel Regulation,
and the 15th anniversary of the CITES listing of the European eel.
June 11th 2022
Link to full position statement pdf here
full text without images below:
Hurray, hurray! A big congratulation to EU Maritime & Fish: today is the fifteenth anniversary of the EU Eel Regulation. And a big congratulation to the EU Commission DG-Environment (DG-ENV) too, because this is also the fifteenth anniversary of the CITES listing of our eel. Two anniversaries on one sunny day. On June 11th, shortly after 09:00 – now exactly fifteen years ago – Europe adopted its essential two policies for protection and recovery of the dwindling European eel stock. A key event for the development of responsible management of this shared resource – I will elaborate on that here below.