Eels

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Eels

Post by Fentiger01 »

I saw an interesting piece,on the news this morning reporting that 60,000 Eels had been restocked into the Warks Avon at various locations above Tewkesbury, in a bid to help populations recover.

The Eels were all captured as juveniles, fed and grown on, then released. Was a good story. :cool: :thumbs:

I couldn't find the original piece, but it looks like quite a lot is going on to try and help these fish:
https://www.sustainableeelgroup.org/tho ... -and-avon/
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Re: Eels

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Just wondering if it is still legal to trap elvers commercially for consumption? If it is then it should be stopped immediately with an exemption for the purpose of growing on and restocking our rivers.

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Re: Eels

Post by fenland piker »

Commercial legal eel fishermen are few and far between these days, there are a couple in the Fens but they have some kind of grandfather rights and no new ones are being licenced I believe.

The problem as always, is illegal fishing. Was a massive problem in the South West with large scale criminal enterprises involved due to the value of the elvers.
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