Marine Institute Open Access Repository >
Marine Institute Community of Research Publications >
Irish Fisheries Leaflets >
Irish Fisheries Leaflets >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Title: Eel Research 1972
Authors: Moriarty, C
Keywords: Leaflet
Issue Date: 1973
Publisher: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Fisheries Division)
Citation: Moriarty, C., "Eel Research 1972", Irish Fisheries Leaflet, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Fisheries Division) 1973
Series/Report no.: Irish Fisheries Leaflet;48
Abstract: The national survey of eel stocks was continued in 1972. For the first time the eel population of a river, the Munster Blackwater, was studied. It proved to be the most densely stocked freshwater area sampled to date. It was calculated that between five and ten tons of eels must leave the river each year on migration. Unfortunately the eels were slow-growing and of rather low quality. The eel stocks of Lough Gill and Lough Conn were found t o be poor, heavily overfished and the eels were slow-growing. Two restricted areas which had been subjected to intense commercial fishing for several years, the South Sloblands Channel in County Wexford and the Broadmeadow Estuary, showed poor stocks and will take several years to recover, Unfortunately, eels grow so very slowly (rarely taking less than ten years to reach market size) that their stocks are highly susceptible to damage from overfishing.
ISSN: 0332-1789
Appears in Collections:Irish Fisheries Leaflets

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Irish Fisheries Leaflet No 48.pdf817.3 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Use License

Items in the Marine Institute Open Access Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Valid XHTML 1.0! Marine Institute Copyright © 2011  - Feedback