Good Dutch eel news

This video says about itself:

2 Aug 2012

The European Eel is one of the continent’s most enigmatic species. However, eel numbers have diminished by 90 per cent over the last 30 years due to overfishing, habitat loss and man-made obstructions to their migratory pathways. Russell Beard travels to Gloucestershire, England, to meet conservationists and fishermen who are working together to secure the future of the species.

Ecomare museum on Texel island in the Netherlands reports that, after bad times for eels, this year twice as many young eels, called elvers, migrated into Dutch waters as in earlier years.

However, it is still too early to say whether this is a lasting improvement; and we don’t know yet how any of these young eels will reach adulthood.

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