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Principal Investigator
Carlos Antunes

Leader Institution
AZTI, FRANCE

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SUDOANG: PROMOTE CONCERTED AND SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF EEL IN SUDOE AREA

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 SUDOANG project arises to try revert several conditions that restrain the recovery
of the eel stock, namely:

  • The lack of data and the variability of assessment methods limit the scope and effectiveness of the population monitoring.
  • Although the European eel is a single fish stock, it is assessed and managed as separate units.
  • There is a lack of dialogue and common strategies between the stakeholders (scientists, managers, fishermen, NGOs) and at different levels local / regional / national).

The SUDOANG project is co-financed by the ERDF through the Sudoe program, with
a total budget of 1.6 million. 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
 

Funding