Accelerating the recovery of the European Eel

Science

It is the role of science in the triumvirate science-conservation-commercial, to (1) provide information on status and trends in the eel stock, to (2) quantify opportunities and threats to the recovery, and to (3) provide insights into the ongoing processes (biological, socio-economic, societal, etc). SEG aims to achieve this by initiating/supporting research projects, by advancing eel issues in research programmes, and above all, by stimulating the communication between science and others involved in eel recovery.

Thursday 8 August 2019

Determining the potential of otolith and tissue microchemistry for the traceability of glass eels

Export of European eel from and into the EU is suspended since December 2010 and EU regulations set a clear framework and therefore demands the …

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Thursday 8 August 2019

Mortality of downstream migrating European eel at power stations can be low when turbine mortality is eliminated by protection measures and safe bypass routes are available

Mortality of downstream migrating European eel at power stations can be low when turbine mortality is eliminated by protection measures and safe bypass routes are …

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Friday 22 June 2018

Bigger is better in eel stocking measures? Comparison of growth performance, body condition, and benefit-cost ratio of simultaneously stocked glass and farmed eels in a brackish fjord

Bigger is better in eel stocking measures? Comparison of growth performance, body condition, and benefit-cost ratio of simultaneously stocked glass and farmed eels in a …

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Sunday 8 April 2018

Challenges to quantifying glass eel abundance from large and dynamic estuaries

Challenges to quantifying glass eel abundance from large and dynamic estuaries Authors: Walmsley S, Bremner J, Walker A, Barry J, Maxwell D Source: ICES Journal …

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Sunday 8 April 2018

Discrimination of wild and cultured Japanese eels based on otolith stable isotope ratios

Discrimination of wild and cultured Japanese eels based on otolith stable isotope ratios Authors: Kaifu K, Itakura H, Amano Y, Shirai K, Yokouchi K, Ryoshiro …

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Thursday 14 December 2017

Widespread episodic thiamine deficiency in Northern Hemisphere wildlife

Widespread episodic thiamine deficiency in Northern Hemisphere wildlife Authors: Lennart Balk, Per-Åke Hägerroth, Hanna Gustavsson, Lisa Sigg, Gun Åkerman, Yolanda Ruiz Muñoz, Dale C. Honeyfield, Ulla …

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Saturday 30 September 2017

Silver eel, Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758), migration patterns in lowland rivers and lagoons in the North-Eastern region of their distribution range

Silver eel, Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758), migration patterns in lowland rivers and lagoons in the North-Eastern region of their distribution range Authors: Dainys J, Stakėnas S, …

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Saturday 30 September 2017

Modelling the recruitment of European eel (Anguilla anguilla) throughout its European range

Modelling the recruitment of European eel (Anguilla anguilla) throughout its European range Authors: Bornarel V, Lambert P, Briand C, Antunes C, Belpaire C, Ciccotti E, …

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Tuesday 26 September 2017

Whether European eel leptocephali use the Earth’s magnetic field guide their migration remains an open question

Whether European eel leptocephali use the Earth’s magnetic field guide their migration remains an open question Authors: Caroline M.F. Durif, Sylvain Bonhommeau, Cédric Briand, Howard I. …

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Friday 8 September 2017

North Africa as a source for European eel following the 2010 EU CITES eel trade ban

North Africa as a source for European eel following the 2010 EU CITES eel trade ban author: Vincent Nijman source: Marine Policy 85 (2017) 133–137 …

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Saturday 10 June 2017

BBC The One Show about eels featuring SEG chairman Andrew Kerr

BBC The One Show about eels featuring SEG chairman Andrew Kerr from Sustainable EEl Group (SEG) on Vimeo.

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Friday 21 April 2017

ITV report on eel trafficking containing interview with SEG chairman Andrew Kerr

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Sunday 30 April 2017

Video report about eel trafficking on Spanish national TV rtve.se

Watch video on rtve.se (27min)

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Thursday 13 April 2017

Report on eel trafficking on BBC Midlands Today (12.04.2017)

 “There are fears that smugglers might target baby eels on the River Severn after the UK Border Force uncovered the first large incident of smuggling. …

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Wednesday 12 April 2017

BBC video on trafficking in European eels

  Baby eels living in the River Severn are being targeted by smugglers. Thousands of elvers were released into the river three years ago pic.twitter.com/ByqrH3Xbrn …

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Friday 7 April 2017

Important telemetry study: Movement of dead fish in rivers

Movement of dead fish in rivers Authors: Havn TB, Økland F, Teichert MAK, Heermann L, Borcherding J, Sæther SA, Tambets M, Diserud OH, Thorstad EB Source: Animal …

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Friday 10 March 2017

Video report about glass eel trafficking from Taiwan via Kinmen to Hong Kong

WATCH video report about glass eel trafficking from Taiwan via Kinmen island to Hong Kong on NHK World   A serious shortage of eels, a …

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Thursday 9 March 2017

Video report about police operation ABAIA

WATCH video report about operation ABAIA, rtve.es, 08.03.2017

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Sunday 5 March 2017

Heathrow seized eels were returned to Spain and released

Video shows the release of glass eels in Spanish Guadalquivir river. The eels were seized at Heathrow Airport, London on 15 February and returned to …

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Wednesday 15 February 2017

Downstream Passage and Impact of Turbine Shutdowns on Survival of Silver American Eels

Downstream Passage and Impact of Turbine Shutdowns on Survival of Silver American Eels at Five Hydroelectric Dams on the Shenandoah River Authors: Eyler SM, Welsh …

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Wednesday 15 February 2017

How the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) loses its skeletal framework across lifetime

How the European eel (Anguilla  anguilla) loses its skeletal framework across lifetime Authors: Rolvien T, Nagel F, Milovanovic P, Wuertz S, Marshall RP, Jeschke A, …

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Tuesday 7 February 2017

Video presentation by Willem Dekker @ Natural History Museum, October 2016

Watch the video presentation (44min) by Willem Dekker at the Natural History Museum in Stockholm, October 2016: “Our eel stock, is it slowly drying up?” …

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Thursday 26 January 2017

Japanese study on environmental factors affecting spawning migration (Anguilla japonica)

Environmental factors affecting the onset of spawning migrations of Japanese eels (Anguilla japonica) in Mikawa Bay Japan Authors: Sudo R, Okamura A, Fukuda N, Miller …

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Thursday 26 January 2017

Study compares metal concentrations in American and European eel

A comparison of metal concentrations in the tissues of yellow American eel (Anguilla rostrata) and European eel (Anguilla anguilla) Authors: Pannetier P, Caron A, Campbell …

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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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Tuesday 13 December 2016

Management of the eel is slipping through our hands!

Management of the eel is slipping through our hands! Distribute control and orchestrate national protection Author: Willem Dekker source: ICES Journal of Marine Science (2016) …

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Friday 21 October 2016

7 men plead guilty for illegally trading American eels

Seven Men Plead Guilty for Illegally Harvesting and Selling American Eels Between the dates of October 4 and October 6, seven individuals pleaded guilty in Federal …

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Friday 7 October 2016

The long and dangerous road to the Sargasso Sea

Empirical observations of the spawning migration of European eels: The long and dangerous road to the Sargasso Sea Authors: Righton D, Westerberg H, Feunteun E, …

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Friday 7 October 2016

Hydrographic features of anguillid spawning areas: potential signposts for migrating eels

Hydrographic features of anguillid spawning areas: potential signposts for migrating eels Authors: Schabetsberger R, Miller MJ, Dall’Olmo G, Kaiser R, Økland F, Watanabe S, Aarestrup …

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Saturday 10 September 2016

Preventing illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing: A situational approach

Author: Petrossian GA Source: BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a significant problem that affects the marine ecosystem and those who depend …

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Friday 9 September 2016

Illegal trade in European eels highlighted by the European Commission

On 08 September 2016, C. Griffin, Wetlands International (Conservation leader for SEG) and F. Stein (SEG) participated at the ‘Workshop on Delivering and Enforcing the …

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Wednesday 31 August 2016

First genetic evidence of illegal trade in endangered European eel (Anguilla anguilla) from Europe to Asia

First genetic evidence of illegal trade in endangered European eel (Anguilla anguilla) from Europe to Asia Authors: Stein F, Wong JCY., Sheng V, Law SWC, …

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Thursday 1 September 2016

First genetic evidence of illegal trade in endangered European eel (Anguilla anguilla) from Europe to Asia

First genetic evidence of illegal trade in endangered European eel (Anguilla anguilla) from Europe to Asia Authors: Stein F, Wong JCY, Sheng V, Law SWC., …

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Thursday 1 September 2016

EU Recommendation for the Conservation of and Trade in Anguilla

EU Recommendation for the Conservation of and Trade in Anguilla spp. Seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, Johannesburg (South Africa), 24 September – …

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Wednesday 31 August 2016

The development of stocked eels (Anguilla anguilla) in previously eel-free Austrian Alpine lakes

The development of stocked eels (Anguilla anguilla) in previously eel-free Austrian Alpine lakes Authors: Essl K., Gassner H., Schabetsberger R., Jagsch A., Kaiser R. Publication: …

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Wednesday 31 August 2016

The Mystery of Eels – Nature Documentary HD

The Mystery of Eels, Nature Documentary HD, March 2015, 53:06 min View the full video here.

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Wednesday 31 August 2016

Lincolnshire Rivers Trust – BBC Inside Out European Eel Feature

Lincolnshire Rivers Trust – BBC Inside Out European Eel Feature, November 2014, 09:26 min View the full video here.

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Wednesday 31 August 2016

Eel enthusiasm for ZSL elver monitoring

Eel enthusiasm for ZSL elver monitoring, May 2013, 02:23 min View the full video here.

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Wednesday 31 August 2016

Shannon Estuary elvers

Shannon Estuary elvers – March 2016, 00:47 min View the full 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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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

Factors determining survival of European eels in two unexploited sub-populations

Factors determining survival of European eels in two unexploited sub-populations Authors: Boulenger C., Acou A., Gimenez O., Charrier F., Tremblay J., Feunteun E. Publication: Freshwater …

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Wednesday 31 August 2016

Quantifying relative fish abundance with eDNA: a promising tool for fisheries management

Quantifying relative fish abundance with eDNA: a promising tool for fisheries management Authors: Lacoursiere-Roussel A., Côté G., Leclerc V. and Bernatchez L. Publication: Journal of …

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Wednesday 31 August 2016

Migration of eels tagged in the Baltic Sea and Lake Mälaren

Migration of eels tagged in the Baltic Sea and Lake Mälaren Authors: Sjöberg N.B., Wickström H., Asp A., Petersson E. Publication: Ecology of Freshwater Fish …

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Wednesday 31 August 2016

LE MONDE – La Chine nourrit le traffic international de civelles

La Chine nourrit le traffic international de civelles L’alevin d’anguille, espèce menacée d’extinction, est interdit à l’exportation hors de l’Europe depuis 2010 Author: M. Valo …

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Wednesday 31 August 2016

THE GUARDIAN – Illegal eel: who is pilfering Europe’s catch?

Illegal eel: who is pilfering Europe’s catch? Author: Emma Bryce Source: The Guardian In January 2016, David Baker, an ecologist at The University of Hong …

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Wednesday 31 August 2016

THE GUARDIAN – Illegal eel: black market continues to taint Europe’s eel fishery

Illegal eel: black market continues to taint Europe’s eel fishery Author: Emma Bryce Source: The Guardian This year the banks of France’s great rivers have …

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Saturday 1 February 2014

Delivering our Duties for Eel – Environment Agency Position Paper

We want to provide a substantive contribution to addressing man-made pressures on eel that offer the real chance to prevent a further decline and to …

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Saturday 8 December 2012

Fish Migration… from Sea to Source

Author: Barry Bendall Source: Venice Conference 2012 Download presentation here

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Saturday 8 December 2012

Other examples of eel pass adapted to different types of dams and weirs

Authors: Knaebel B, Legault A Source: Venice Conference 2012 Download presentation here

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Saturday 8 December 2012

The management of the eel: the point of view of Italian fish farmers

Author: Paolo Colombo Source: Venice Conference 2012 Download presentation here

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Saturday 8 December 2012

Status and management of the eel stock in Italy

Authors: Castadelli G, Cicotti E Source: Venice Conference 2012 Download presentation here

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Saturday 8 December 2012

A modelling tool for different fishery management scenarios

Author: Schiavina M, Bevacqua D, Meli P, Crivelli A, Gatto M, De Leo G Source: Venice Conference 2012 Download presentation here

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Saturday 8 December 2012

The EU Eel Regulation: Assessing Progress and Planning for the Future

Author: Thephilou C Source: Venice Conference 2012 Download presentation here

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Saturday 8 December 2012

Does translocation and restocking confer any benefit to the European eel population? A review

Author: Pawson M Source: Venice Conference 2012 Download presentation here

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Saturday 8 December 2012

Management of eel species: a modelling problem

Author: Schiavina M Source: Venice Conference 2012 Download presentation here

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Saturday 8 December 2012

How far have we gone with the implementation of the Portuguese EMP(s)?

Author: Domingos I Source: Venice Conference 2012 Download presentation here

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Saturday 8 December 2012

Eel in Moroccan inland water, status of stock and fisheries

Author: Wariaghli F, Al Amouri M, Yahyaoui A Source: Venice Conference 2012 Download presentation here

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Saturday 8 December 2012

Eel status and management in Tunisia

Author: Romdhane MS Source: Venice Conference 2012 Download presentation here

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Saturday 8 December 2012

Accelerating the Recovery of the European Eel

Author: Ciambelli M Source: Venice Conference 2012 Download presentation here

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