title. First documented case of illegal trade of A. anguilla from Europe into Hong Kong using genetic evidence
description. Multiple isolated incidents of eel seizures by customs indicate that Hong Kong is a major hub facilitating illegal trade in eels from Europe to Asia. We demonstrated that COI barcoding is a suitable tool in identifying illegally imported A. anguilla, which can support enforcement and prosecution as well as enable international cooperation between Europe and Asia.
publication. FM Stein, JCY Wong, V Sheng, CSW Law, B Schroder, DM Baker (2016) First genetic evidence of illegal trade in endangered European eel (Anguilla anguilla) from Europe to Asia. Conservation Genetics Resources.