Published 1st June 2010
Trade in Anguilla species
Background—biology, production, trade and conservation: The family Anguillidae, commonly referred to as freshwater eels, contains 15 species, all in the genus Anguilla distributed throughout tropical and temperate waters, except for the eastern Pacific and south Atlantic (Silfvergrip, 2009). The various life stages, ranging from juvenile to adult, of all Anguilla species are harvested and traded on a global scale for consumption.
Trade in Anguilla species, with a focus on recent trade in European Eel A. anguilla