New management plan offers hope for Europe’s at-risk eels

Eel Fishing

Source: FAO-GFCM/Claudia Amico

Coordinated strategy aims to promote the recovery of the European eel population in the Mediterranean

It’s hoped a new management plan that includes a partial closure of eel fisheries each year, a complete ban on recreational fishing, and the setting-up of a monitoring network to identify effective management measures could help reverse the decline of European eel (Anguilla anguilla) populations.

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