SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Anguilla australis

SPECIES NAME(s)

Short-finned eel, Short-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).


ANALYSIS

Strengths

    FISHSOURCE SCORES

    Management Quality:

    Management Strategy:

    ≥ 6

    Managers Compliance:

    10

    Fishers Compliance:

    10