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Estimation of the reproduction capacity of European eel. (enhancing the biological basis for sustainable fisheries and aquaculture.)

Objective

The ultimate goal of the project is to stop the decline of the European eel population. For this purpose we need to understand the underlying cause of the decline. In this project we will determine the reproduction capacity of silver eels from different locations and the impact of diseases on their physical fitness. Furthermore we aim to provide management tools allowing the formulation of reliable decisions for eel ecosystems and eel fisheries management. For this we will estimate the capacity of yellow eel to transform into the downstream migratory silver eel ('silvering').

Finally we aim to provide fundamental knowledge on the reproduction process, which is likely to be critical for the recruitment of the species. This knowledge might be used in future studies to develop a procedure for artificial reproduction.

Specific Objectives
1) The capacity of the silver eel to swim to the spawning grounds will be studied.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LEIDEN
Address
Kaiserstraat 63
Leiden
Netherlands

Participants (7)

CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE DU GÉNIE RURAL, DES EAUX ET DES FORÊTS
France
Address
50, Avenue De Verdun
Cestas
HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Hungary
Address
H1581.bp.pob. 18 Hungaria Krt. 21
Budapest
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Ch. De Beriotstraat 32
Leuven
MUSÉUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE
France
Address
43, Rue Cuvier
Paris
ROYAAL BV, PALINGWEKERIJ
Netherlands
Address
Breedijk 13
Helmond
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN DENMARK
Denmark
Address
Campusvej, 55
Odense
UNIVERSITÉ DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE
France
Address
22 Avenue Camille Desmoulins
Brest