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Global Eel Science Conference

Day 8 of the IFM Festival of Fisheries

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Event details

12 November 2020


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Global Eel Science Conference

The Institute of Fisheries Management is delighted to invite you to an afternoon of talks about the efforts that are ongoing to protect and enhance anguillid eel populations across a range of countries.

A truly global session covering a number of species and the work that is underway to conserve and protect them. From aquaculture in Europe to the cultural significance of the Longfin of New Zealand there is something for everyone.


Event Fee

IFM Members £25

Non Members £40

If you attend all three of the paid events as a non-member the Institute will include membership for a year free of charge. 


The programme for the afternoon is below

The event will start promptly at 13.30

13.30 Paul Coulson (IFM) - Welcome and introduction to the session

13.40 Andrew Kerr (Sustainable Eel Group)  - Development of the European Eel Regulations

14.00 Esti Diaz (AZTI, Spain) - From Gibraltar to the Mediterranean and Atlantic coast of France: eel status assessment in the SUDOANG project

14.20 Jonna Tomkiewicz  (Technical University of Denmark) - Recent developments in hatchery technology for European eel – can we close the cycle?

14.40 Panel Q&A

14.50 Break

15.00 Céline Hanzen (University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa) - Slippery customers for conservation: freshwater eels (Anguilla spp.) distribution, decline and associated drivers in South Africa

15.20 Nick Walker (George Mason University, USA) - Creating a Sustainable Standard for American Eel

15.40 Don Jellyman (NIWA, New Zealand) - Anguilla dieffenbachii (New Zealand longfin) – their importance, status and management

16.00 Q&A and open forum

16.15 Close




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