The value of a long-term programme of eel restocking in France has been demonstrated by a recent study which concludes that such initiatives are an effective measure to introduce eels…
Work has been completed to enable endangered eels to make their way up the River Trent as part of their epic 3000 mile journey from Bermuda. In a partnership project, a special eel pass has been installed on Hazelford Weir on the River Trent, between Nottingham and Newark.
Low Impact Fishers Of Europe (LIFE) has hit out at the European Commission for its failure to publicly inform and to consult concerned fishermen on proposals intended to protect eel stocks.
EU fisheries ministers have decided on new rules in 2018 to protect the threatened eel. The rules prohibit commercial fishing for eels in the sea for an continuous period of three months, to be set between 1st September 2018 and 31st January 2019.
The European Commission’s proposals last week to ban both commercial and recreational eel fishing as part of a package of measures for the Baltic Sea are a radical measure that would hit small-scale fishermen hard, as many depend on this fishery.
High levels of aluminium could be to blame for declining eel numbers in European rivers, according to the Sustainable Eel Group.
Following an investigation that has been ongoing since November 2015, several arrests and seizures were made last week as part of the dismantling of an international traffic in glass eels.