23 Apr 2020
SUDOANG chosen as emblematic project by INTERREG
The SUDOANG project arises to try revert the declining of the European eel over the last 50 years, rescuing it from IUCN Red List of threatened species. The project id financed by INTERREG and was recently chosen as one of its emblematic projects.
The abundance of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) has been declining in the last 50 years and is outside safe limits. For this reason, the European eel has been included in the IUCN Red List of threatened species.
The main threats are habitat loss, over fishing or even polution, among other factors.
The SUDOANG project arises to try revert several conditions that restrain the recovery of the eel stock including lack of data and assessment methods that limit the population monitoring, lack of dialogue and common strategies between the stakeholders and inconsistencies in the eel stock management.
In order to carry out the project, a partnership has been built that includes the entire value chain related to the management of the eel in the SUDOE area: 10 research centers and 27 associated partners including local,regional and national managers, NGOs and associations of fishermen.
To celebrate this 30th anniversary, INTERREG has chosen a flagship project for each month of this year. SUDOANG has been one of those chosen among those twelve flagship projects.
To know more about the project please visit the SUDOANG website.