Arkadiusz Wołos, Maciej Mickiewicz
ABSTRACT. The aim of the paper was to collect and analyze data on the size of European eel commercial, recreational, and poaching catches, to describe the specifics of these catches, and to statistically analyze data on the stocking of inland waters in 2010. Total commercial catches in the waters of the Oder and Vistula river basins in 2010 were 119.8 tons. Estimated recreational catches in 2010 were 70 tons, while poaching was estimated to have taken 40.1 tons of eel. Total estimated catches (commercial, recreational, poaching) in the Oder and Vistula river basins in 2010 were 229.9 tons. At least 7897 kg of eel stocking material was released into Polish inland waters in 2010; this material comprised mostly reared forms, with just a trace share of glass eel (3.5 kg).
Keywords: European eel, catches, stocking
Przyjęto po recenzji 07.02.2011 r.