Accelerating the recovery of the European Eel

Industry

European eel has been eaten and enjoyed since Aristotle or even earlier. In the European cultural heritage eel plays an important role. Many livelihoods including fishermen, retailers, aquaculturists and processors depend on the eel tradition. This connects them with nature and helps create a fuller understanding of what eel stewardship means. The majority of the commercial eel businesses are small to medium sized family enterprises. Eel-specific knowledge, collected over generations, is an important information source for science and conservation. The commercial eel sector is involved with SEG and is actively contributing to the recovery of the European eel stock in many ways including (1) Responsible eel sourcing in compliance with the SEG Standard; (2) Restocking suitable habitats with young eels; (3) Protecting adult eels on their migration to the spawning area by safeguarding silver eels from hydropower turbines and pumps and (4) Consumer involvement through the Eel Stewardship Fund. The ESF also funds research into captive breeding programs, which may provide a longer term solution.

Thursday 26 January 2017

Dutch project (EELRIC) aims to develop methods for the propagation of eel

Eel research at Wageningen will be further expanded in 2017. Wageningen University & Research has started a public-private partnership within the Agri & Food top …

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Friday 9 December 2016

Progress review on the artificial glass eel production for Japanese eel

Progress review on the artificial glass eel production and the nutritional research for Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica by Hamidoghli A,  Bai SC, Leea S, Kim …

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Friday 21 October 2016

Pollutants in consumers of eel from polluted rivers compared to marketable eel

Accumulation of persistent organic pollutants in consumers of eel from polluted rivers compared to marketable eel Authors: van den Dungen MW, Kok DE, Polder A, …

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Wednesday 31 August 2016

COUNTRYFILE – Eels

COUNTRYFILE 03 May 2015, 06:04 min. View the video here.

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Wednesday 31 August 2016

Ellie Harrison – Eel Fishing

Elli Harrison – Eel Fishing, February 2016, 04:33 min View the full video here.

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