29 August 2012

• Eels: Great On the Hook…Or On the Table

”Drifting eels in darkness is a deadly technique for catching August's biggest, most difficult bass. But pollution, overfishing, habitat loss and difficult-to-assess oceanic changes may eventually put the future of eels — and eel fishing — in doubt.

”With their tiny, transparent young caught in Maine rivers selling for $2,000 a pound, the bounty put on their heads by Asian and European markets further contributes to their demise. They seem destined to join Atlantic salmon, short-nose sturgeon and river herring on an expanding list of threatened species.

”Drifting eels may one day be a nostalgic memory if we're not proactive.”

Source: Telegram.com

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