About the petition
With this petition, we, all signatories, want to ensure that politicians take measures to:
Eliminate fish migration barriers
Migratory fish like the eel still have difficulty finding their way through, for example, pumping stations and locks.
Combat illegal trade in glass eels (baby eels)
Large amounts of baby eels are smuggled from Europe to China. It is the biggest wildlife crime of the moment.
Establish eel reserves
There must be more places where the eel can grow up in peace.
Implement eel recovery plans within the EU
The eel management plans are in place, 22 member states have signed for them. They must be implemented!