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Why does it matter to protect the European eel?

European eel is critically endangered (IUCN 2014): glass eels entering European rivers are 10% of those that arrived before the 80s. A team of scientists, fishers, managers and NGOs worried by the eel situation decided to use knowledge to bring the eels back to our rivers. That’s how Sudoang was born.

Dialogue is key for eel management

Eel management in the SUDOE area is fragmented into several administrative units: basin, region and country. Furthermore, the commercial exploitation of this stock and its habitat (mainly for hydroelectric power use) affects many stakeholders whose interests need to be reconciled. For this reason, dialogue between them is fundamental, as we explain in the following video […]

Meet our researchers: Isabel Domingos

Isabel Domingos (University of Sciences of Lisbon-FCUL) coordinates the transnational eel monitoring network in the 10 pilot basins participating in SUDOANG. In this video she explains how to do this and why this network is necessary. WATCH VÍDEO > 

Meet our researchers: Hilaire Drouineau

Hilaire Drouineau (Irstea) will estimate eel recruitment, a key parameter for assessing population status and monitoring the impact of anthropogenic activities at European, regional and river basin scale. WATCH VÍDEO >

Meet our researchers: Agnès Bardonnet

Agnès Bardonnet (INRA) explains that a fish pass will be built in the Nivelle river to allow #eels and othe fish to migrate upstream VER VÍDEO >