17 Nov, 2010 @ 11:57
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Slippery slope for eel catchers

FISHERMAN caught with Guadalquivir’s eel face 60,000 euro fine under new conservation laws.

Following pressure from the EU, the Junta has outlawed eel fishing in the Cadiz Bay for the next decade.

Fishing limits in the area have been in place for over 30 years but poor enforcement and irresponsible trawling have pushed the specie to the brink of extinction.

Scientists believe eel headcount fell 98% since the 80s.

Local fishermen have called the ban ‘radical’ and claim it will prevent them from catching other fish with their nets.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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