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Monitoring silver eel fisheries in the Dutch section of the river Meuse

Commercial fisheries in the River Meuse have been monitored at two locations in 2001 and at three locations in 2002 to determine the timing of silver eel migrations for comparison with the transponder-experiments and the Migromat early warning systems. In both years catches of silver eel started July-August and peaked in September-October. On average in 20 days about 50 % of all silver eels pass, implying that implementation of an early warning system appears promising. Moreover, these data and monitoring can be used in catch recapture analyses to estimate total population size.

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KEMA Nederland B.V
Utrechtseweg 310
6800 ET Arnhem
Netherlands
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