Established in 1964, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species. Phone: +46 (0)8 25 07 90 The confirmation of the population’s “Critically Endangered” status should not come as a surprise to anyone, since the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) advice in November 2019 stated that the condition of the eel remains critical and that all anthropogenic mortalities should be reduced to as close to zero as possible. All the life stages, from the larval Leptocephali to the mature silver eels have shown tremendous decline. This workshop is organised by BALTFISH/BSAC/DTU Aqua. It is essentially the same as it has been since... Stay informed on news and upcoming event updates. The overall negative trends of “decreasing” population and “continuing decline” in suitable habitat types are confirmed in the context of numerous “Conservation Actions” that have been put in place, including research and monitoring, area-based regional management plans, harvest management plans, some international legislation and trade controls. The European eel is not just one of the most endangered species in the UK, it’s also one of the most mysterious. The assessment also shows a “continuing decline in the area, extent and/or quality of habitat” – one of the main threats to European eel. A critically endangered species of eel has been found at a ferry port. The assessments were carried out by the IUCN Anguillid Eel Specialist Group (AESG). Prästgatan 9 The Fisheries Secretariat (FishSec) is a non-profit organisation working The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) updated the assessments of two of the world’s largest eel populations – European eel and Japanese eel. European eels were spotted by marine conservation experts at Wightlink's site in Lymington, Hampshire where a project to re-introduce shellfish is credited with improving water quality. towards sustainable fisheries in Europe with a focus on the Baltic sea. events. The status of European eel (Anguilla anguilla) is “Critically Endangered” and the status of Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica) is “Endangered”. But what many might not know is that the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) is critically endangered and threatened with extinction. The assessments were carried out by the IUCN Anguillid Eel Specialist Group (AESG). European eel: Schools in bid to save endangered fish, 'This is War': Poland’s battle for abortion. ICES advice: all eel mortality should be kept clos... Workshop on technical solutions to reduce unwanted catches of cod in the Baltic Sea fisheries, European Parliament Fisheries Committee (PECH), HELCOM 59th Meeting of the Heads of Delegation. Contributing factors include overfishing, parasites such as Anguillicola crassus, barriers to migration such as hydroelectric dams, and natural changes in the North Atlantic oscillation, Gulf Stream, and North Atlantic drift. When mature, they return to their birthplace to spawn. European eel:, Japanese eel: Dr Luke Helmer of the Blue Marine Foundation said it was "an exciting discovery". The Fisheries Secretariat Don't miss things! Both species are on the Red List of threatened species managed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). 'Rules have changed in the middle of the game', Newscast: Guy Garvey's Glastonbury taskforce, 'This is War': Poland’s battle for abortion. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Think of an endangered species and you might picture a tiger or a panda. Hundreds of elvers are being released into lakes as part of a plan to save the critically endangered European eel. The new assessments show no significant improvements. © 2020 BBC. The IUCN Anguillid Eel Specialist Group is also in the process of re-assessing American eel (Anguilla rostrata), but due to COVID-19 the completion of this assessment has been delayed and may not be finalised until early next year. SE-111 29 Stockholm, Sweden Video'This is War': Poland’s battle for abortion. – The new IUCN assessment confirms the need for urgent action to protect and support the recovery of European eel, says Niki Sporrong at the Fisheries Secretariat. .css-8h1dth-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-8h1dth-Link:hover,.css-8h1dth-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. Although some improvements in European glass eel numbers have been reported over recent years, these were not sufficient to make a difference in the assessment, which is applied to a three generations/decadal scale. Dr Helmer said the eels had a "complex lifecycle". 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