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.
American Eel Takes Center Stage As Scientists, Experts and Decision Makers Discuss Stock Status and Sustainable Aquaculture
Norristown, Pa. (AESA) – October 15, 2014 – Starting tomorrow, the American Eel will take center stage at three significant events this month.