Scientific facts contradict group’s ‘very high risk’ label for American eel

elver eelAccording to the environmental group the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, American eels are endangered and at a “very high risk” of extinction. That news was both shocking and perplexing to Maine’s hardworking fishermen, who have built a successful eel fishery by sustainably harvesting the species for many years. Their first-hand experiences and the overall success of Maine’s eel fishery are only a few of the many reasons to be skeptical of the environmental group’s designation. Read the rest here 08:17

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