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Become an eel supporter and sign the petition so our voice can be heard in Brussels.

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Become an eel supporter!

Become an eel supporter and sign the petition so our voice can be heard in Brussels.

Want to read this petition? Click here.

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Eels are dying out. Without your help, they will be the unluckiest fish in the sea

Eels are already at a huge disadvantage. Do you know why? Watch the video!

Why does the eel need supporters now?

Eels are in big trouble. They are playing a losing game – and are even at risk of total extinction. Find out why they are in such a tight spot!

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Swimming 6,000 km for sex

Exhausting, right? To spawn, eels first need to cross the entire Atlantic Ocean. From the Netherlands they swim to the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda. Read more

Threats to baby eels

The tiny eels hatch in the Sargasso Sea and drift all the way across the Atlantic Ocean back te Europe. This journey can take up to three years! Read more

Beware of poachers

As the young eels make their way to freshwater poachers try to catch them. They stuff the baby eels into suitcases and smuggle them to Asia. Read more

Migration barriers

When the glass eel reach Europe they have difficulties entering the rivers and lakes becaus of dams, locks, weirs and hydropower stations. Read more

Dangers of inland waters

The eels that make it into Europe's inland waters also face the risk of being injured and killed by boat propellers or caught by fishermen.  Read more

International failure

The European countries have agreed to improve the status of the eel stock. However, many member states fail to hold up their end of the deal. Read more

Eels are not that huggable

The eel is more endangered than the koala. However, eels are a lot less huggable. This is why eels could use your support! Read more

Become an eel supporter!

Together we can make a stand. Support the eel and sign the petition so that our voice can be heard in Brussels. 

Power to the eels, in facts & figures

The eel is dying out and we are not going to let that happen! Become an eel supporter and sign the petition – because the more signatures, the more power!

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