"European eels in the Atlantic: Assessment of their decline" - EELIAD
Funding Year: 2007
Funding Scheme: Small-to-medium scale collaborative project
Project Duration: 36 months
Total Project Value: €4m
EU Grant-Aid: €2.6m
Grant-Aid to Ireland: €112,809
Lead Partner: CEFAS (UK)
- Central Fisheries Board
- Marine Institute (ACMS)
The EELIAD project will investigate the ecology and environmental dependencies of European eels during their spawning migration. Archival tags that detach from their eel hosts and communicate stored data via satellite will be used to determine migration routes, migration success and habitat preferences of different stock components. The information will be integrated with studies on eels in riverine and estuarine habitats, and leading edge biochemical techniques, to determine the most important eel habitats to conserve to enhance and conserve eel stocks in the UK and across Europe.
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