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The eel in a polluted world: Survival of the fattest

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConfluence of Ideas: Evolving to meet the challenges of global change
Number of pages9
Publication date2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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.

EWI Biomedical sciences

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