European eel (Anguilla anguilla (L.)) stocks are in decline in most of their geographical distribution and their status is considered below safe biological limits. The quality of potential spawners might be an essential element in the decline of the species since pollution by bioaccumulating chemical substances may have a large impact on the migration and reproduction success of the eel. This paper gives a brief overview of work conducted in Flanders (Belgium) to assess the status, trends and impact of noxious substances in the European eel.
|Title of host publication||Confluence of Ideas: Evolving to meet the challenges of global change|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
EWI Biomedical sciences