Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) and illegal export in European eels from Europe to Asia threatens the species’ recovery and sustainable management. In collaboration with international partners from Science, Conservation and Industry, SEG monitors and analyses the glass eel trade market and collects evidences applying wildlife forensics (e.g. genetics, chemical fingerprinting). Results support authorities and enforcements in counteracting illegal fishing and trade activity.
Zitek A, Trueman C, Bunt D, Stein FM (2019) Determining the potential of otolith and tissue microchemistry for the traceability of glass eels Report no: ENG1937 DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.24226.38081
SEG (2018) Evaluation of eel restocking across Europe and recommendations for improvement In conversation with European eel fisheries, traders and restocking authorities Report no: SEG-Report:2018-2-V1
Stein FM, Wong JCY, Sheng V, Law SWC, Schröder B, Baker DM (2016) First genetic evidence of illegal trade in endangered European eel (Anguilla anguilla) from Europe to Asia. Source: CONSERVATION GENETICS RESOURCES 8 (4), pp533-537, December 2016 DOI: 10.1007/s12686-016-0576-1