The full text of the Eels (England and Wales) Regulations 2009 can be viewed on the legislation.gov.uk site, and downloaded in PDF format from there.

The European Council regulation upon which it is based is available here. This states:
"The latest scientific advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) concerning European eel is that the stock is outside safe biological limits and that current fisheries are not sustainable. ICES recommends that a recovery plan be developed for the whole stock of European eel as a matter of urgency and that exploitation and other human activities affecting the fishery or the stock be reduced as much as possible".
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Introduction
The Eels (England and Wales) Regulations 2009 implement Council Regulation (EC) No 1100/2007 of the Council of the European Union, establishing measures for the recovery of the stock of European eel.

The regulations apply to England and Wales. They came into force on 15th January 2010, and are to be enacted by 1st January 2015.

For the purposes of this website, the main people and businesses they apply to are: The requirements of the regulations are:
Penalties
It is an offence to: A person guilty of an offence under these Regulations is liable: If an offence under these Regulations committed by a body corporate is shown to have been committed with the consent or connivance of an officer, or to be attributable to any neglect on that person's part, the officer as well as the body corporate is guilty of the offence and is liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.

Others to whom the regulations apply include: The other requirements of the regulations include:


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