Billions of dollars’ worth of critically endangered eels are being trafficked each year from Europe as baby glass eels and ending up on tables across Asia. Photo: AFP

‘One of world’s biggest wildlife crimes’: glass eel smuggling and how Hong Kong supermarkets commonly sell endangered European eels

  • Almost half of retail eel products in Hong Kong supermarkets and convenience stores contain endangered European eels, study finds
  • More than 300 million glass eels are trafficked from Europe to Asia each year, estimates say, with 1kg fetching at least US$6,450 on the black market
Topic |   Food and Drinks
Billions of dollars’ worth of critically endangered eels are being trafficked each year from Europe as baby glass eels and ending up on tables across Asia. Photo: AFP
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