Having survived at least one ice age, American eel seems to be a flexible species well-equipped to withstand the short- and long-term cycles and fluctuations inherent in ocean dynamics.
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Despite a population reduction over the past century, eels remain very abundant and occupy diverse habitats.
What is the American Eel?
Signs of eel stocks rebuilding
Since 1998, biomass has been increasing gradually, as shown in the chart from the DB-SRA single M stanza model from the ASFMC American eel Benchmark Stock Assessment report number 12-01.
Maine elver fishers worry about proposed catch regulations, call for more research into eel numbers Maine’s elver fishers want to continue to be responsible participants in the fishery but fear a regulatory agency might reduce their catch so other states can cut in on the tiny-eel-harvesting industry...