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Eels in culture, fisheries and science in Denmark
Rindom, S.; Tomkiewicz, J.; Munk, P.; Aarestrup, K.; Als, T.D.; Pedersen, M.I.; Graver, C.; Anderberg, C. (2014). Eels in culture, fisheries and science in Denmark, in: Tsukamoto, K. et al. (Ed.) Eels and humans. Humanity and the Sea, : pp. 41-60.
In: Tsukamoto, K.; Kuroki, M. (Ed.) (2014). Eels and humans. Humanity and the Sea. Springer: Osaka. ISBN 978-4-431-54528-6. xi, 177 pp.., more
In: Humanity and the Sea. Springer: Dordrecht. ISSN 2213-607X, more

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    Aquaculture; Distribution; Fishing gear; Habitat; Management; Production; Restocking; Spawning grounds; Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; ANE, Denmark [Marine Regions]; Marine; Brackish water; Fresh water

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  • Rindom, S.
  • Tomkiewicz, J.
  • Munk, P.
  • Aarestrup, K.
  • Als, T.D.
  • Pedersen, M.I.
  • Graver, C.
  • Anderberg, C.

    As in many other parts of the world, eels and their mysterious life cycle have always fascinated Danes. Almost everyone in Denmark, no matter their age, knows something about eels. In fact, the eel was once one of the country’s most important food fish, and Denmark itself was one of the main European nations fishing it, partly because of the seasonal abundance of migrating silver eels leaving the Baltic Sea through the narrow Straits of Denmark. Eels were fished year-round even during winter (Fig. 3.1). Although the Danish eel fishery was carried out mainly by smallholders, eels were for many years traded extensively with other European countries. Today, though, fisheries for eels are limited by low abundance and consequently restrictive laws.

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