ICES Working Group on Eels has today released the new report on the state of the European eel population.

The status of eel remains critical. Indices of both glass and yellow eel recruitment strongly declined from 1980 to about 2010, and have remained at a low level since. The annual recruitment of glass eel to European waters in 2018 is 2.1% of the 1960–1979 level in the “North Sea” series and 10.1% in the “Elsewhere Europe” series. The annual recruitment of young yellow eel to European waters in 2018 was 29% of the 1960–1979 level.”

In the following link you can read the full report: