Saving the European Eel – greatest practices


In 2024, the Common Fisheries Fee for the Mediterranean (GFCM) is ready to agree on long-term administration measures for the critically endangered European eel within the area. Our two organizations, MedReAct and FishSec, are dedicated to the restoration of the European eel inhabitants within the Mediterranean and past. We shall be holding a facet occasion on European eel at GFCM Discussion board on Fisheries Science within the Mediterranean and the Black Sea (Fish Discussion board) in Antalya on 22 February 2024.

European eel has been listed as Critically Endangered by IUCN since 2008 and recruitment is now at lower than 10 p.c of historic ranges. For 2024, the scientific recommendation on fishing alternatives is zero catches for all life phases in all waters. Thus, this can be very vital to agree on long-term measures to assist the restoration of this species, which continues to be exploited in most Mediterranean nations.

Our joint occasion will spotlight among the challenges that must be addressed within the future administration of European eel, new analysis that will inform administration selections, and examples of greatest practices to assist eel restoration.

The next shows shall be given on the occasion:

  • Domitilla Senni, Director, MedReAct: Why the administration of European eel within the Mediterranean is vital to us and the restoration of eel.
  • Caroline Durif, Principal Analysis Scientist, Institute of Marine Analysis, Norway: The evolving story of catadromy within the European eel.
  • Ms Zakia Driouich Sebbata, Secretary Common of the Ministry of Maritime Fisheries, Morocco: Sustainable administration of the European eel inventory within the Mediterranean Sea: case of the Kingdom of Morocco.
  • Niki Sporrong, Senior Coverage Officer and European Eel Undertaking Supervisor, FishSec: Baltic and EU eel restoration from an ecosystem-perspective.

After the shows, there shall be a Q&A session.

The occasion shall be held on the GFCM Fish Discussion board within the Plenary Corridor on the Titanic Mardan Palace, Antalya on 22 February 2024 from 12 to 14 pm.


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