ICES/ICES recommends not hunting eels and angules

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Anguilla anguilla Ed. GerardM. CC-3.0

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES/ICES) recommends not fishing for eels (Anguilla anguilla) in 2023. According to the precautionary principle, the ICES/ICES recommends that there be no catches in any habitat, it states in its last note:” […] This affects both recreational and commercial catches, including breeding and aquaculture angles.”

In fact, it warns that the species is in serious danger of extinction, although the situation is not exactly known, as there are no international regulations collecting and reporting the data.


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