Glass eels fished from the Loire river in Cordemais, near Nantes, western France. Photo: AFP

Europe’s eels face oblivion as smugglers feed Chinese demand

  • Europol estimates as many as 100 tonnes of baby eels are trafficked abroad each year
  • Product viewed as both a delicacy and an aphrodisiac in Asia
Topic |   Food and agriculture

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Glass eels fished from the Loire river in Cordemais, near Nantes, western France. Photo: AFP
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