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Eels Biology, Monitoring, Management, Culture and Exploitation: Proceedings of the First International Eel Science Symposium


Edited by Andy Don and Paul Coul

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The freshwater eels, the Anguillids, have increasingly become the focus of attention for fisheries managers, scientists, researchers, policy makers, conservation bodies and other stakeholders. These species can be seen as a bellwether for issues affecting aquatic ecosystems – their steep decline and the management initiatives to try and reverse this trend, touch on subjects as diverse as disconnected waterways, loss of habitat, novel parasites, pollution, over-fishing and climate change. There are some 16 species of the Anguilla genus and all exhibit similar lifestyles, growing in waters often far-removed from their marine spawning grounds. These enigmatic, contradictory and confounding species share similar challenges and pressures wherever they are found.
This book was generated from the 1st UK International Eel Science Symposium which was held at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in June 2017. Hosted by the Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM), the ZSL, and the Environment Agency (EA), the Symposium was heralded as a success, with over 180 delegates in attendance. Many of the world’s top eel specialists attended or gave presentations across a diverse range of subjects.
This was one of the Symposium’s, and now the book’s great strengths – its diversity of subjects and authors. Many countries are represented within the book, from across Europe and as far afield as New Zealand, South Africa, Vanuatu, French Polynesia, Japan, Canada and the USA.
The EA and IFM have collaborated to produce this landmark book which includes a mix of cultural, scientific and management information which will be invaluable to anyone with a professional or personal interest in these mysterious fish, including ichthyologists, fisheries scientists and managers, aquaculture personnel, environmental biologists and ecologists, marine and freshwater biologists, vertebrate zoologists, animal behaviourists and students studying in all these areas. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught should have copies on their shelves.
  1. Eel Memories from the Somerset levels
  2. Smoked eel was not a delicacy! The history of smoked eels
  3. Distribution and conservation status of tropical eels
  4. Distribution, ecology and status of anguillid eels in East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean
  5. The management, fishery, and stock status of American eel along the US Atlantic coast
  6. Excerpts from ‘Eels On The Move – Mysterious Creatures over Millions of Years’
  7. Growth, maturation, sex-ratio, length and age of European eel in the Netherlands
  8. Does a bigger glass eel mean better recruitment?
  9. Insight into Japanese eel divergence into sea-estuaries and rivers
  10. Behaviourial patterns of migrating silver eels at a hydropower station on the River Meuse
  11. The chemical marking of eels – state of the art and application perspectives
  12. Estimation of downstream migrating Irish silver-phase eel populations by removal sampling
  13. Impacts on European eels at a Norwegian hydropower site: how operational changes can influence outcomes
  14. New Zealand tuna (freshwater eels): Maori-driven management practices – past, present and future
  15. Understanding eel behaviour to improve protection and ‘passage at pumping stations
  16. Understanding eel behaviour to improve their protection and passage at river structures
  17. Major eel diseases in Europe: the past 30 years
  18. Eel toxicology: a review of exposure to trace elements and results of research on mother-egg transfer, accumulation and effect
  19. Parasite assemblages of European eels in Irish freshwater, mixohaline and marine habitats
  20. Silver service: a standard protocol for eel health examinations
  21. Captive breeding of the European eel: Italian review
  22. European eel – an intergrated approach to establish eel hatchery technology in Denmark
  23. Global Exploitation of freshwater eels (genus Anguilla): fisheries, stock status and illegal trade

Additional information

ISBN 9781789180695
Product type HB
Publication date 31-Oct-19
Dimensions 246 × 189 mm
Product options

eBook (ePub), eBook (pdf), Print version


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