The Civil Guard leads the fight in Europe against the illegal trade in glass eels
The Lake operation coordinated by EUROPOL has been carried out in 8 member countries of the European Union
During 2018-2019 more than 400 kilos of specimens have been intervened in the national territory valued at 616,500 euros
The actions developed by Guardia Civil cover the whole range of illegal activities: from capture in rivers to export to third countries, through illicit trade
After the fishing season of the species Anguilla anguilla, European eel, eight Member States of the European Union, Portugal, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden and Spain, have participated in the fight against the spoiling of this protected species to avoid his disappearance.