Size-related variation in fecundity of european eel (anguilla anguilla)
McCarthy, T. K.
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MacNamara, R. McCarthy, T. K. (2012). Size-related variation in fecundity of european eel (anguilla anguilla). ICES Journal of Marine Science 69 (8), 1333-1337
Declining European eel ( Anguilla anguilla) recruitment has focused attention on conservation of potential spawners leaving continental waters. Fecundity of wild, seaward-migrating silver-phase eels was shown to be size-related and higher than previously reported from artificial maturation experiments. Reliable information on fecundity is essential for stock modelling and future development of eel management policies.