Accelerating the recovery of the European Eel

Trafficking UPDATES

 

Estimates of the legal and illegal exploitation of European glass eel

The full pie represents the annual amount of young eel coming from the ocean into Europe (440t); each segment represents a different destination. Restocking outdoor waters in Europe; Aquaculture within Europe; illegally exported legal catch; illegally exported, illegal or undocumented catch (IUU); The “Free immigrants” represent the proportion that is not caught.

 

Sources: Bornarel et al 2017 (2015 recruitment estimate: 440 t); SEG-Report-2018-1-V2 (aquaculture, restocking, illegally exported from legal catch); EUROPOL press release (illegal export estimate: 100 t)

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2019

DateTitleSource/Links
2019-??-??Zoom sur la lutte contre le braconnage de la civelleafbiodiversity.fr
2019-07-10Musing over the sustainability of eel consumption japan times.co.jp
2019-07-10Eel trafficking from Europe to Asia: a lucrative crime that is surprisingly easy (Video 01:42 min) scmp.com
2019-07-09Saint-Nazaire. Un réseau de braconnage d’anguilles démantelé en Brière ouest-france.fr
2019-07-09Soaring eel black market a slippery problem for Europolbrisbanetimes.com.au
2019-07-08The greatest wildlife crime on the planettheecologist.com
2019-07-08Eel trafficking – the £3bn illegal trade becoming a major wildlife crime (Video 2.05min)reuters.com
2019-07-08Traders proving slippery as eel trafficking soars (Video 01.20min) reuters.com
2019-07-05Bordeaux: Deux ans de prison ferme pour un trafiquant de civelles20minutes.fr
2019-07-05Release highlights plight of European eelsfiskeforum.com
2019-07-05Operación contra el tráfico de angulaslavanguardia.com
2019-07-05Illegal trafficking of the European eel: the ‘world’s greatest wildlife crime’freshwaterblog.com
2019-07-04Bordeaux/Vendée : deux ans de prison ferme pour un trafic de civelles sudouest.fr
2019-07-04Deux ans de prison ferme pour trafic de civelles, peine inédite à Bordeauxfrancebleu.fr
2019-07-01 Illegal Eel Trade (3.46min Video)Broadcast Solution
2019-06-29La Guardia Civil lidera la lucha en Europa contra el comercio ilegal de angulasguardiacivil.es
2019-06-28Europol seized 15 million eels from criminal smuggling gangs last yearillicit-trade.com
2019-06-28Zeldzame glasaal blijkt goudmijn voor smokkelaarstelegraaf.nl
2019-06-27 Eel smuggling arrests rise 50% in Europe-wide crackdowntheguardia.com
2019-06-27 Europol reveals 50 % rise in arrests over illegal eel tradebelfasttelegraph.co.uk
2019-06-27 Europol announces increased effort to stop European eel trafficking seafoodsource.com
2019-06-27 ‘World’s biggest wildlife crime’ in history: 15 million endangered creatures seizedexpress.co.uk
2019-06-27 Europol reveals 50% rise in arrests over illegal eel tradeeveningexpress.co.uk
2019-06-27 Europol announces increased effort to stop European eel traffickingsavingseafood.org
2019-06-21NWCU and Europol meet to combat illegal trade in eelsnwcu.police.uk
2019-06-17Endangered eel traffickingtheecologist.org
2019-06-16 Illegal eel exporters exposed by Countryfilebbc.com
2019-06-??El Viaje De La La Angula: Traficar Con Una DelicatessenVanity Fair
2019-06-12Primera condena en España para los contrabandistas de angulaselpais.com
2019-06-06Researchers and customs officials unite to fight wildlife trafficking using eDNAmongabay.com
2019-05-30ŠVERCERI ZAŠTIĆENIH JEGULJA OSUĐENI NA UVJETNU KAZNU ZATVORA Optužnica protiv ‘gospodina Hana’ vraćena USKOK-u na doradujutarnji.hr
2019-05-21La civelle, l’or blanc des braconniers françaislexpress.fr
2019-04-12Police detain 5 for critically endangered eel smuggling in Northern Macedoniastartribune.com
2019-04-08Four Maine residents arrested on drug, firearm, eel poaching charges in Warehambostongrobe.com
2019-04-07Environmental Police – Eel Poachers from Maine Face Drug, Gun Chargescapecodtoday.com
2019-04-0634 tonnes of glass eels poached in France annuallyleparisien.fr
2019-04-02En Vendée, le trafic de civelles rapporte grosouest-france.fr
2019-03-28Sauvetage de civelles en Hauts-de-France Normandie et Ile-de-Franceafbiodiversity.fr
2019-03-25Un trafic international de civelles démantelé en Gironde par les gendarmeslessor.org
2019-03-25Dans le Médoc, les trafiquants de civelle imitaient les barons de la droguelemonde.fr
2019-03-25Gironde : coup de filet au milieu des pibalessudouest.fr
2019-03-25Gironde : filières de trafic de civelles démantelées, sept interpellationslefigaro.fr
2019-03-25Trafic de civelle : un réseau démantelé dans le Médoc, des ramifications en Espagne et au Portugalfrancebleu.fr
2019-03-22Desmantelada rede internacional com mais de um milhão de euros em meixãojn.pt
2019-03-18Maine’s 2019 eel fishing season set to begin as state cracks down on criminal activitybangordailynews.com
2019-03-13Vendée. Pêche illicite de civelles : un braconnier condamné à 18 mois de prisonouest-france.fr
2019-03-08Gangster Cash In on Endangered Eelsnippon.com
2019-02-19Loire-Atlantique. Huit pêcheurs de civelle verbalisés, 20 kg saisisouest-france.fr
2019-02-19About 200 kilogram glass eels seized in Bulgarianova.bg
2019-02-19Transportation of Baby Eels from Endangered Species was Stopped at Sofia Airportnovinite.com
2019-02-17Schmuggelgut Glasaal – Geschäft mit der ungewöhnlichen Warehr-fernsehen.de
2019-02-15Vaste opération interservices de contrôle de la pêche professionnelle de civelle dirm.nord-atlantique-manche-ouest.developpement-durable.gouv.fr
2019-02-14Près de 900 kg de civelles saisis près de Pauleparisien.fr
2019-02-14Les douanes de Pau saisissent 897 kg de pibalesLadepeche.fr
2019-02-14897 kg de pibales saisis par la brigade des douanes de Paularepubliquedespyrenees.fr
2019-02-12Un trafic international de civelles en bande organisée face à la justice. Neuf personnes condamnées à de lourdes peines par le TGI de Nanteswww.dirm.nord-atlantique-manche-ouest.developpement-durable.gouv.fr
2019-02-12Operação “Freshwater” – GNR apreende 114 quilos de meixão gnr.pt
2019-02-09Deux-Sèvres. Le trafic international de pibales passait par Saint-Pompainnouvellerepublique
2019-02-08Trafic international de civelles : lourde peine pour le pêcheur de Saint-Nazaireacta.fr
2019-02-08Trafic international de civelles : de la prison ferme requiselanouvellerepublique
2019-02-08Sept hommes arrêtés pour trafic d’anguilles à l’aéroport de Genèvelemessenger.fr
2019-02-08Trafficked eels set free in Swiss lakeswissinfo.ch
2019-02-08Les anguilles saisies à Cointrin libérées dans la natureletempts.ch
2019-02-08Squirming surprise: two South Koreans arrested for trying to smuggle 252,000 live eels out of Croatia in their suitcasesscmp.com
2019-02-08VIDEO, FOTO: CIJELI SVIJET BRUJI O ZAPLJENI VIŠE OD 250.000 ZAŠTIĆENIH JEGULJA U ZAGREBU Jutarnji prvi donosi video ‘plijena’ skrivenog u 8 koferajutarni.hr
2019-02-07Nantes: Des peines de prison, jusqu’à deux ans ferme, pour neuf trafiquants de bébés anguilles20minutes.fr
2019-02-07Croatie: arrestation de 2 Sud-Coréens pour contrebande d’anguilleslefigaro.fr
2019-02-06Genéve et Zurich: Anguilles saisies dans les aéroports suisseslematin.ch
2019-02-05Francfort: Élevage Caves creusées: Puissance-Anguilles sur Bowling de garantirdecotidien.com
2019-02-05Video: Glasaal-Schmuggler operieren in ehemaligem China-Restauranthr-fernsehen.de
2019-02-05Umschlagplatz für Glasaalschmuggel ausgehobenzoll.de
2019-01-05Hessen: Umschlagplatz von Aal-Schmugglern ausgehobenfischmagazin.de
2019-01-05Fahnder heben Stützpunkt internationaler Aal-Schmuggler ausstuttgarter-nachrichten.de
2019-01-05Glasaal-Schmuggler operieren in ehemaligem China-Restauranthessenschau.de
2019-01-31GNR derruba a rede internacional de contrabando de meixão em Setúbal observador.pt
2019-01-31Customs seize 49 kilogram glass eels at Stuttgart Airportheidelberg24.de
2019-01-21Dos detenidos en Palmones con 85 kilos de angulas vivasgrupodiarioarea.es
2019-01-21Intervenidos 85 kilogramos de angulas vivas en Los Barrios en una operación con dos detenidoslavozdigital.es
2019-01-08PSP apreende 104 quilos de meixão no Aeroporto de Lisboa e detém quatro homens24.sapo.pt

2018

DateTitleSource/Link
2018-12-21Customs dept seizes eels valued at B40mtbangkokpost.com
2018-12-21Two shipment of endangered live eels seized at Suvarnabhumi airportnationmultimedia.com
2018-12-21700 kg glass eels worth about 1 Million EUR seized in Bangkokbangkokpost.com
2018-12-20Flughafen Frankfurt am Main. Ungefähr 100.000 Glasaale beschlagnahmtspiegel.de
2018-12-20Erneut Glasaale entdecktzoll.de
2018-12-19Helpt besluit EU Visserijraad tegen illegale palinghandel?goedevis.nl
2018-12-12Geldmaschine AalDu und das Tier / Deutscher Tierschutz Bund
2018-12-11Billion-Dollar Eelsbbc.co.uk
2018-12-06Nantes: peines de prison ferme requises contre des trafiquants présumés de civelleslefigaro.fr
2018-12-06Civelles. Un « trafic international » jugé à Nantesletelegramme.fr
2018-12-06Possible EU temporal eel fishing closure and its potential implications for glass eel traffickingblueplanetsociety.org
2018-12-05Nantes : les civelles, cet or blanc au cœur d’un trafic internationalleparisien.fr
2018-12-05Nantes : neuf hommes impliqués dans un trafic de civelles jugés pour “commerce d’espèces protégées”mobile.francetvinfo.fr
2018-12-05Trafic de civelles : ouverture à Nantes du procès de toute une filière, premier du genrefrancebleu.fr
2018-12-05Nantes: Neuf trafiquants de civelles devant la justice, l’«or blanc» qui rapporte des milliers d’euros 20minutes.fr
2018-12-042000 wertvolle Jungaale beschlagnahmtsueddeutsche.de
2018-12-04Tausende Glasaale vom Zoll beschlagnahmt: Geschmuggelte Aale im Rhein ausgesetztswr.de
2018-12-04Deutschland ist Transitland für eines der größten Wildtierverbrechen der WeltSustainableEelGroup.org
2018-12-04Germany is transit country for one of planet’s greatest Wildlife CrimeSustainableEelGroup.org
2018-12-04Schmuggel von Glasaalen am Frankfurter Flughafen verhindertzoll.de
2018-11-22Criminal prosecution requested for Bior employee for defrauding money from the statebnn-news.com
2018-11-22El apetito de China y Japón por la anguila dispara el tráfico ilegal en Europalatribuna.hn
2018-11-22Nejpašovanější zvíře světa je úhoř. V Evropě jich za třicet let ubylo až 90 procentct24.ceskatelevize.cz
2018-11-22Hotade ålar smugglas i resväskornt.se
2018-11-22Braconnage des anguilles : ‘premier trafic d’espèce au monde’animaux-online.com
2018-11-21Europe’s eels face oblivion as smugglers feed Chinese demand’ scp.com
2018-11-21Eel trafficking in EU called the ‘largest wildlife crime on Earth’japantimes.co.jp
2018-11-21How Humans Made Trafficking Of Eel For Consumption the “Largest Wildlife Crime On Earth”indiatimes.com
2018-11-21Le braconnage des anguilles, «premier trafic d’espèce au monde» lapresse.ca
2018-11-20Eel trafficking in the EU, the world’s ‘biggest wildlife crime’phys.org
2018-11-20Eel trafficking in the EU, the world’s ‘biggest wildlife crime’currentpk.wordpress.com
2018-11-20Eel trafficking in the EU, the world’s ‘biggest wildlife crime’freemalaysiatoday.com
2018-11-12Deux-Sévres. Le braconnage des pibales s’intensifie depuis cinq anslanouvellerepublique.fr
2018-11-02Eels ‘could disappear’ from French rivers due to black market tradetelegraph.co.uk
2018-11-01«Presque aussi rentable que la coke», l’anguille est traquée par les braconniersleparisien.fr
2018-10-11You are probably completely unaware of the largest wildlife crime in Europenhm.ac.uk
2018-10-07 19 Eel Smugglers Sentenced in “Operation Broken Glass,” But Lucrative Trade Persistswakajobs.com
2018-09-04Nantes. Les civelles content cher aux braconniersouest-france.fr
2018-07-31Spanish policeman says smuggled European eels raised in China were then exported to Japanjapantimes.co.jp
2018-07-31Smuggled European eels farmed in China to meet Japan’s strong demandmainichi.jp
2018-07-27Europe’s largest wildlife crime: Illegal trade of the European eelillegalwildlifetrade.net
2018-07-25Desarticulado un punto de comercio ilegal de anguilas en Isla Mayordiariodesevilla.es
2018-07-19Big business mit dem Baby-Aalrepublik.ch
2018-07-04Saisie à l’aéroport Mohammed V de Casablanca de 78 kg de civelles vivantesh24info.ma
2018-07-04Douanes: saisie de 78 kg de civelles ecologie.ma
2018-06-2719 Eel Smugglers Sentenced, But Lucrative Trade Persistsnews.nationalgeographic.com
2018-06-26Greenpeace Japan: Eel sourcing “like a black box”seafoodsource.com
2018-06-223.4 tonnes of seized glass eels reintroduced into their natural habitateuropol.europa.eu
2018-06-223.4 tonnes of endangered eels rescued from smugglers in European operationinews.co.uk
2018-06-22EU law enforcement agencies seized nearly 3.4 tonnes of smuggled glass eels last year illicit-trade.com
2018-06-20Intervienen 2.842 kilos de angulas y detienen a 45 personas en la última campaña contra su pesca ilegalantena3.com
2018-06-20Saisie de 30 espèces protégées au cours de l’opération « Thunderstorm »douane.gouv.fr
2018-06-20Wildlife crime: global seizures and arrests in transcontinental operationwcoomd.org
2018-06-20International crackdown on wildlife crime includes major Vancouver seizure of illegal eel meat shipmentstraight.com
2018-06-20Canadian officials seized 18 tonnes of eel meat in 92-country wildlife stingcalgaryherald.com
2018-06-15Final Sentence Handed Down in Maine Eel Trafficking Caseseafoodnews.com
2018-06-15https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1106964/Final-Sentence-Handed-Down-in-Maine-Eel-Trafficking-Casebangordailynews.com
2018-06-01Le trafic d’anguilles aussi lucratif que le trafic de stupéfiantslindependant.fr
2018-06-01 Le trafic de civelles, nouveau “trafic de stups”francebleu.fr
2018-06-01Le trafic de civelles, nouveau “trafic de stups”sciencesetavenir.fr
2018-05-31Tribunal de Bordeaux : deux relaxes et quatre condamnations pour un trafic de civellesfrancebleu.fr
2018-05-25Landes : la pibale de retour à la barresudouest.fr
2018-05-24Off-book sales shut down Maine’s elver season earlytimesrecord.com
2018-05-23Maine’s Elver Fishery to Shut Down, Charges Pending for Illegal SalesDepartment of Marine Resources
2018-05-08Smuggling European glass eel is getting worse/To China via Morocco/”Final destination is Japan in particular” (欧州シラスウナギ 違法輸出深刻化/モロッコ経由で中国へ/「多くは日本行き」指摘も)Shizuoka Shimbun
2018-05-08百余吨欧洲鳗苗被走私到中国?最后目的地原是这里3g.163.com
2018-05-08Deux contrebandiers de civelles condamnés à 7 mois de prisonsciencesetavenir.fr
2018-05-06 Smuggling European eel is getting worse/100 tonnes of glass eels to China illegally/”Final destination is Japan in particular”, reaction of Japanese market and industries are attracting the attention
(ヨーロッパウナギの密輸深刻化/中国に違法稚魚100トン/「多くは日本行き」問われる業界対応)
Nagasaki Shimbun
2018-05-06 欧洲鳗苗走私猖獗 多流入日本市场zaobao.com.sg
2018-05-09Trafic de civelles : la justice alourdit les peines france3-regions.francetvinfo.ft
2018-05-07Maine’s “elver kingpin” receives prison time for trafficking ringseafoodsource.com
2018-05-05Eel smugglers try to give customs the slipthetimes.co.uk
2018-05-04 Sequestrati 500 kg di larve di anguille all’aeroporto di Tesseratrevisotoday.it
2018-05-03Trente-trois kilogrammes de civelles saisies à Roissy remises à l’eau à Camon courrier-picard.fr
2018-05-01‘Grandfather’ of eel fishing gets 6 months for trafficking in poached baby eelsbangordailynews.com
2018-05-01Baby-Aale wegen illegaler Exporte vom Aussterben bedrohtwelt.de
2018-04-30El tráfico de angulas, más rentable que el de armascronicaglobal.espenol.com
2018-04-30El tráfico ilegal de angulas, un mercado reguladocronicaglobal.elespanol.com
2018-04-28Assemblée Généralefederation-peche64.fr
2018-04-28Les anguilles du territoire bientôt de retour dans les assiettes ? courrier-picard.fr
2018-04-26 Coup défiler chez les trafiquants de civelles, petits poisson protégésLe Monde
2018-04-22La mafia China del tráfico de angulas: “Es tan rentable como el narcotráfico”elconfidencial.com
2018-04-22Men Sentenced In Portland For Roles In Elver Poaching Ringmainepublic.org
2018-04-18La traque musclée contre les braconniers de bébés anguilles
2018-04-15Démantèlement d’un réseau de trafic de civellesmedia-web.fr
2018-04-12Démantèlement d’un réseau de trafic international de civellesdir.nord-atlantique-mancheouest.development-durable.gouv.fr
2018-04-13Démantèlement d’un réseau de trafic de civelles : le COREPEM et l’OP ESTUAIRES saluent l’action des services de contrôle en régioncorepem.fr
2018-04-12Vendée. Grand Ouest. Démantèlement d’un réseau de trafic international de civellespresseocean.fr
2018-04-11Vendée. Les gendarmes démantèlent un trafic de civellesouest-france.fr
2018-04-11Un trafic international de civelles démantelé en Vendée francebleu.fr
2018-04-09Europol crackdown on trafficking of endangered European glass eels greennews.ie
2018-04-09Eel smuggling ring busted in Spainseafoodsource.com
2018-04-08Spain, Portugal take down gang running eels to Asiataipeitimes.com
2018-04-07Four Chinese arrested for smuggling glass eels in Spain-Portugal bust on ‘the biggest wildlife crime in Europe’scmp.com
2018-04-06400 millones de euros por exportar ilegalmente angulas a China y Japónabc.es
2018-04-06Detenidos diez miembros de una mafia china que traficaba con angulascuatro.com
2018-04-06Desarticulan una red internacional de exportación ilegal de angulas con ramificaciones en Asturiasine.es
2018-04-06La Guardia Civil desarticula una red criminal de exportación ilegal de angulas hacia mercados asiáticosecodiario.eleconomista.es
2018-04-06Three Moroccan nationals arrested in Spain for smuggling glass eels to Asiaen.yabiladi.com
2018-04-06Eel smugglers halted in sting led by Europol pressherald.com
2018-04-06Spain, Portugal bust gang smuggling eels worth $625 million to Asia thestar.com
2018-04-06Trafficking Threatens Eel RecoverySustainableEelGroup.org
2018-04-06Un ‘arsenal’ de 500 maletas para traficar con angulaspolitica.elpais.com
2018-04-06Baby-Aal-Schmuggler in Spanien festgenommenHandelsblatt.de
2018-04-06Des Marocains impliqués dans un réseau de trafic d’anguilles avec la Chinehuffpostmaghreb.com
2018-04-06 Glass eel traffickers earned more than EUR 37 million from illegal exports to Asiaeuropol.europa.eu
2018-04-06Desarticulada una red criminal dedicada a la exportación ilegal de angulas hacia mercados asiáticosguardiacivil.es
2018-03-30Nantes. Des braconniers de civelles pris les mains dans le tamisouest-france.fr
2018-03-23EU Fails to Prevent Illegal Eel Traffickingmotherearthnews.com
2018-03-2132 kg de civelles saisis dans deux valises à l’aéroport Mohammed Vmedia24.com
2018-03-15Une tentative de trafic illicite de la civelle interceptée à l’aéroport international de Casablanca Maroc-diplomatique.net
2018-03-15Aéroport de Casablanca: un trafic de 60 kg de civelle interceptéh24info.ma
2018-03-15Intervienen artes de pesca caladas ilegalmente para capturar angulas en Ebrolavanguardia.com
2018-03-15MedioAmbiente.- La Junta libera en el río Guadalfeo alevines de anguilas procedentes de un decomisoeuropapress.es
2018-03-15Alijan cuarenta kilos de angulas valorados en 80. 000 euros y escondidas en maletasideal.es
2018-03-15Marruecos desbarata en aeropuerto un contrabando inédito de angulas para Asialavanguardia.com
2018-03-14Military grade underwater cameras working to end illegal fishing for eels in the Fensgov.uk
2018-03-09Sustainable Eel Group (SEG): Criminals Trafficked 110 Million Eels to Asia so far this SeasonSustainableEelGroup.org
2018-03-07Sucesos.- Intervenidos 18 kilos de angulas vivas preparadas para su exportación a Shangáim.20minutos.es
2018-03-07 Angulas al aguardohorsepress.es
2018-02-27Nove malas de meixão apreendidas no aeroporto de Farojn.pt
2018-02-24Operación contrarreloj para salvar 200.000 angulas vivas enviadas a Melilla ocultas en maletaselmundo.es
2018-02-18Two Malaysian citizens were arrested at the airport in Asturias carrying eel in suitcaseselcomercio.es
2018-02-10Interceptados más de trescientos kilos de angulas en el Aeropuerto de Madrid-Barajasguardiacivil.es
2018-02-10 Entregan a Gipuzkoa 310 kilos de angulas incautadas para repoblar los ríos Oiartzun y Oriaeuropapress.es
2018-02-10Intervienen un kilo de angulas vivaslasprovicias.es
2018-02-10Dos pasajeros chinos tratan de facturar seis maletas con angulas en Manisesine.es
2018-02-01Bordeaux : un braconnier de civelles du Médoc condamné à deux mois de prison avec sursisfrancebleu.fr
2018-02-03Maine men sentenced to probation, fines for trafficking baby eelsbangordailynwes.com
2018-01-25La Guardia Civil interviene 20 kg de angulas vivas en el Aeropuerto de Málagaaxaquiaplus.es
2018-01-22 East Asia’s baby eel catch plunges to record lowasia.nikkei.com
2018-01-19Human mules tried to smuggle 317 kg of glass eels from Lisbon to Vietnamtheportugalnews.com
2018-01-19Aéroport de Lisbonne: Sais de 317 kilos de civelle braconnéesmapecology.ma
 

2017


2017-12-18 Italian authorities seized 1 tonne of silver eels near the city of Rovigo on 18 December. Most probably illegally fished in Italian lagoons. rovigoogii.it
2017-12-15 Prison avec sursis et amendes pour trafic de civelles agrisalon.com
2017-12-14 To date, OP Broken Glass has resulted in guilty pleas for 19 individuals whose combined conduct resulted in the illegal trafficking of more than $5.25 million worth of elvers justice.gov
2017-12-15 Two men sentenced in baby eel trafficking scheme bangordailynews.com
2017-12-08 Des braconniers de civelles de nouveau épinglés par la justice jounaldeenvironment.net
2017-12-08 Trafficking makes eel ‘as valuable as cocaine’ inews.co.uk
2017-11-29 List of eel seizures 2013-2017 CITES
2017-11-16  Procès civelles saintes 2017 lepecheurprofessionnel.fr
2017-12-01  La Guardia Civil de Gijón localiza a un cántabro con más de un kilo de angulas y sin licencia eldariomontanes.es
2017-11-30  Mystery of the eel: Europe’s own ivory trade euractiv.com
2017-11-15  Leaders of black market eel ring in Virginia and Maine given prison sentences seafood source.com
2017-11-03  New York businessman gets 1½ years for dealing in black market eels from Virginia The Virginia Pilot
2017-10-05  Overfishing Operation Nets Three Eel Traffickers courthouse news
2017-09-15  Series of eel seizures was conducted in Mainland China last spring Summary on SEG web
2017-09-09  U.S. eel poaching spikes on Asia demand The Japan News
2017-09-05  Siembra de angulas en el Pozo Negro eldiariomontanes.es
2017-09-03  El río Guadalquivir: kilómetro cero del tráfico ilegal de angulas sevilla.abc.es
2017-08-07  Feds clamp down on eel poaching as value grows Sun Journal
2017-08-07  Poached eels: US strikes at illegal harvests as value grows dailymail.co.uk
2017-07-05  Baby eels have changed fortunes for Maine’s fishermen — and brought trouble The Boston Globe
2017-06-27  The Dark Side of the Secret Glass Eel Goldrush britishtimes.co.uk
2017-06-26  Europol estima que el tráfico ilegal de angulas de la UE a China representa un delito de 280 millones de euros mispeces.com
2017-06-26  Another Blow directed to illegal eel trade fis.com
2017-06-24  Slippery gang ran illicit eel trade worth millions pressreader.com
2017-06-24  Golpe al tráfico internacional de angula elcomercio.es
2017-06-23  Slippery Slope for Smugglers euroweeklynews.com
2017-06-23  Europa contra el tráfico de angulas: 4.000 kilos incautados y 48 detenid crackdown elconfidencial.com
2017-06-23  Millions of pounds worth of baby eels seized as smugglers face crackdown inews.co.uk
2017-06-23  Europa cerca el tráfico de angulas: 4 toneladas incautadas y 48 detenidos larazon.es
2017-06-23 El SEPRONA lidera una operación internacional contra el tráfico ilegal de angulas cuatro.com
2017-06-23 EU Law Enforcement step up efforts to protect the environment – 48 arrested for trafficking endangered species europol.europa.eu
2017-06-09  BFAR eyes stricter measures to regulate eel trade manilatimes.net
2017-06-08  Loire-Atlantique: deux trafiquants de civelles arrêtes Avec 175000 euros en liquide leparisien.fr
2017-06-08  Demand for the mysterious ‘glass eel’ has turned into a risky, big-money business briefnews.eu 
2017-06-07  Inside the Multimillion-Dollar World of Eel Trafficking nationalgeographic.com
2017-05-31  Charente : un Photomaton à poissons migrateurs sudouest.fr
2017-05-29  Calvados : un pêcheur jugé pour ne pas avoir déclaré la pêche de petites anguilles lamanchelibre.fr
2017-05-27  Maine’s latest fishing frenzy brings in $1,200 a pound — and it’s not lobster LA Times
2017-05-23  How Maine came to play a central role in an international eel smuggling scheme bangordailynews.com
2017-05-12  Philippines workshop promotes co-operation between enforcement authorities against illegal eel trade TRAFFIC
2017-05-09  Feds Bust Eel-Smugglers in Maine The Maritime Executive
2017-05-06  Le braconnage des civelles s’intensifie, la lutte contre les braconniers aussi sudouest.fr
2017-04-27  Two Chinese women at Bilbao Airport stopped with 40kg of glass eels destined for Shanghai cadenaser.com
2017-04-21  I joined the wildlife police to safe baby eels from poachers The Scientist
2017-04-19  Walboro Man Pleads Guilty To Illegal Trafficking American Eels The Lincoln County News
2017-04-18  Douane Schiphol vindt 72 Kilo babypaling Telegraph.nl
2017-04-18  River patrols aim to hook eel smugglers The Times
2017-04-17  72 kilogram glass eels seized at Schiphol Airport, NL nvwa.nl; SEG post (ENG)
2017-04-17  Fisherman Pleads Guilty in Eel Trafficking Case eponline.com
2017-04-16  Las Tramas del cristal negro: el tráfico de angulas se sofistica eldiario.es; SEG post (ENG)
2017-04-16  Why are international crime syndicates smuggling River Severn elvers to Korea and China? gloustershirelive.co.uk
2017-04-12  Illegal elvers worth more than caviar on black market BBC
2017-04-12  video report on trafficking in European eels BBC
2017-04-08  Officials cracking down on poaching of a slippery, squiggly and valuable commodity — baby eels Washington Post
2017-04-05  Brooklyn Seafood Dealer Pleads Guilty for Illegally Trafficking American Eels US Department of Justice
2017-03-30  Two men indicted in Maine for illegally trafficking American eels military-technologies.net
2017-03-21  Hiromi Shiraishi (TRAFFIC) about eel trafficking from a Japanese conservation perspective WWF Japan
2017-03-18  Accelerated restocking of eels ouest-france.fr
2017-03-16  Feds accuse Maine man of trafficking in poached baby eels wgme.com
2017-03-14  Elver dealer indicted on charges of buying, selling illegally caught eels eelsworthamerican.com
2017-03-12  The slippery world of eel smuggling, Europe’s illegal and booming trade The Telegraph; SEG post
2017-03-10  Man arrested for poaching glass eel at Canal de la Martinière in Pellerin ouest-france.fr
2017-03-08  EUROPOL and GUARDIA CIVIL estimate that >7t of glass eels were annually traded from Spain towards Asia Guardia Civil
2017-03-08  Seventeen arrested for smuggling glass eels worth EUR 7 million from Europe to China Guardia Civil (ENG); Guardia Civil (SPA)
2017-03-08  Smuggling of glass eels valued at EUR 10 million: 17 arrests EUROJUST
2017-03-08  Seventeen arrested for smuggling glass eels worth EUR 10 million EUROPOL
2017-03-08 -Newspaper article reveals details on smuggling route elpais.com
2017-03-08 -Trafficking route from Spain via Italy and Greece to Hong Kong SEG post
2017-03-08  Dismantlement of an international organization devoted to the illegal trade in elvers/ baby eels SEG post
2017-03-08 – Report about police operation ABAIA rtve.es. Watch VIDEO
2017-03-03  Man caught with 600,000 live glass eels worth £1.2 Million on 15 February The Guardian; Evening Standard; The SUN
2017-03-03  Release of the Heathrow-seized eels in Guadalquivir river, Spain Watch VIDEO
2017-03-03  UK Boarder Force’s role in Operation ‘Thunderbird’ homeofficemedia.blog.gov.uk
2017-02-15  French authorities checked 50 fishermen and 7 collectors on 10 and 14 February charente-maritime.gouv.fr
2017-02-08  People are accused for glass eel poaching in France sudouest.fr
2017-02-07  British citizen plead guilty and fined to pay 675 pounds for illegally fishing for glass eels gov.uk
2017-02-07  Greek authorities arrested several people including a major trader in Greece SEG post (ENG)
2017-02-06  French customs seized 140kg at Paris airport, destinated for Thailand (transit?) courrier-picard.fr
2017-02-06  Spanish citizen were accused for illegal fishing of glass eels in the Guadalquivir river, Andalusia europapress.es; sevilla.abc.es
2017-02-05  45kg glass eels worth 18.650EUR were seized in Portugal campeaoprovincias.pt
2017-02-04  Spanish Guardia Civil arrested several people including a major trader in Cataluna and seized huge amounts of glass eels aguaita.at; lavanguardia.com
2017-01-18  520kg were seized by douanier de Gironde. A Spanish citizen was caught with 520kg in Saugnacq-et-Muret, destinated for Thailand (transit?) 20minutes.fr
2017-01-17  Japanese video report about glass eel trafficking from Taiwan via Kinmen to Hong Kong NHK World

2016


2016-11-28  Three Additional Men Plead Guilty for Illegally Harvesting and Selling American Eels US Department of Justice
2016-10-06  Seven men plead guilty for illegal harvesting and selling American eels  US Department of Justice 
2016-05-21  Summary of the previous operation ‘Black Glass’ carried out in 2016 Guardia Civil
2016-06-02  Loire-Atlantique: démantèlement d’un trafic international de civelles Le Parisien
2016-05-21  Summary of the previous operation ‘Black Glass’ carried out in 2016 Guardia Civil

2014


2014-11-03 Landes: le pêcheur qui capturait trop de pinacles condamné à 1500 euros amende sudouest.fr
2014-10-07 Dax : pinacles jetées aux poules sudouest.fr

2013


2013-10-17  Perquisition chez un mareyeur de pibales sudouest.fr
2013-10-16  Pays Basque: soup cons de traffic de pibales sudouest.fr

2012


2012-03-04  Summary of the previous operation ‘Suculenta’ carried out in 2012 Guardia Civil

 




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