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May 15, 2020

Eel migration report provides insights but also highlights data gaps

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) recently published its response to a European Commission request for advice on the seasonal migration patterns of European eel[1]. The paper contains an interesting summary of the knowledge that we have on migration patterns of European eel across the continent, including glass eel recruitment and silver eel escapement, but does not actually provide much advice on whether the current measures are having an effect or not, referring to data limitations and complexities.

May 11, 2020

Take part in the EuroFishion Song Contest

Love eel and singing? Take part in the EuroFishion Song Contest

May 7, 2020

Eel Regulation relevant but lacking in implementation

The recent assessment of the European Eel Regulation concludes that it remains relevant but implementation of several aspects is poor. Authors suggests future efforts should focus more on addressing non-fisheries related mortality, as well as continued reductions in fishing mortality, especially of glass eels. The long-term use of restocking as a key measure is questioned, and the need for a population-wide approach emphasised.

April 24, 2020

EU Fisheries Commissioner answers questions from the public

During today's Q&A session, Virginius Sinkevičius the new European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, emphasised the importance of the protection of the oceans.

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