The European eel Anguilla anguilla (L.) is a widespread, panmictic and catadromous fish, widely distributed over Europe, with an important economic value for fisheries. The population is waning, as shown through recruitment monitoring in European rivers. The state of the stock is now considered below safe biological limits and a recent European regulation urges for stock protection measures. Although many potential causes have been suggested, the reasons for this dramatic decline remain unknown.
Pollution in eel : a cause of their decline
- Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek - INBO
- Publication date
- April 2008
- Claude Belpaire
- 978 90 8649 184 1