310 kg of eels seized from Madrid airport

Over in Spain, 310 kg of European eel  (Anguilla anguilla) were seized from a flight bound for Hong Kong. This is part of a growing black market for eel, fueled by rising prices and a sharp decline in Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica) this year.

Eels seized in Madrid. Photo (C) Guardia Civil de España.

Full story (Spanish):

https://elclickverde.com/blog/m%C3%A1s-de-300-kilos-de-angulas-interceptadas-en-el-aeropuerto-de-barajas-terminan-repoblando-r%C3%ADos

Original notice from the Spanish Civil Guard:

http://www.guardiacivil.es/es/prensa/noticias/6495_s.html

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