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