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Short-finned eel

New Zealand and SE Australia
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Two freshwater eel species can be found: Shortfin eel Anguilla australis and the endemic Longfin eel A. dieffenbachii but catches are mainly composed of Shortfin eel in the South Island, especially in Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere (ANG 13) (Jellyman, 2007; MPI, 2012). The stock structure is not truly known. Biochemical evidences suggests a unique stock around SE Australia and New Zealand (MPI, 2012). However, a study focused on the genetic structure of this species reveals significant genetic differentiation between populations of East Australia and New Zealand, and might be genetically isolated (Shen and Tzeng 2007).

Scores:
Management Quality:
Management Strategy
≥ 6
Managers Compliance
10
Fishers Compliance
10
Stock Health
Current Health
NO SCORE
Future Health
NO SCORE
FISHERIES WITHIN UNASCERTAINED

American eel

Northwest Atlantic
United States: ASMFC
Last updated on 28 July 2016
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From Florida to Newfoundland–Labrador, the American eel comprise a single stock that spawns in the Sargasso Sea (Côté et al, 2012).

FISHERIES WITHIN STOCK
No results found for Anguilla anguilla of MSC
No results found for Anguilla anguilla of FIP