Campaign Against Illegal Elver Fishing

A campaign is launched to tackle illegal fishing of baby eels, or elvers, in the West Country.

Fight to stop elver poaching

by Richard Lawrence

A campaign has begun to stop endangered baby eels being poached and sold for thousands of pounds.

Stocks of elvers have fallen by 95% over the past 20 years. This report comes from one of the poaching hotspots on the River Parrett in Somerset.