Data collection and storage

Collecting data from various sources about eel populations is the first step towards the estimation of eel escapment to the sea. All data received have been collated in the SUDOANG database, whose structure is inherited from the database for eels (DBEEL), developed during the POSE project, which estimated potential and actual escapement of silver eel […]

Towards recovery of European eel in the Mediterranean Sea

The European eel was classified as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) after multiple factors – including habitat loss, overfishing, oceanic changes and an increase pollutant and pathogen levels –  had collectively contributed to the decline of the species. Scientists and administrations from nine countries (Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, […]

A proposal for the Eel Gouvernance platform

One of the reasons why European eel population has not recovered despite the Recovery Plan put in place by the EU in 2007 is the lack of common dialogue and strategies among the stakeholders involved (administrations, scientists, managers, the fishing industry, NGOs) and at different levels (local, regional, national). In an attempt to overcome this […]