Ocean takes a look at what’s been done to help protect Europe’s dwindling eel stocks. #Ocean
In this new 360° video and article for Euronews, Denis Loctier covers many of the issues affecting the European eel, and the mitigation measures being taken to regulate the decline:
“In 2007, the EU adopted a set of measures known as the Eel Regulation. Providing a framework for the recovery of the stock, it aims to help EU member states establish long term eel management plans that should see at least 40% of adult eels survive and escape back to the sea.
The measures include limits on commercial and recreational fishing. The regulation also aims to make it easier for the fish to migrate through rivers which are frequently blocked by dams and weirs. More than a million such barriers exist in European rivers – all of which need to be mitigated.”