Arkadiusz Wołos, Maciej Mickiewicz, Tomasz Czerwiński
ABSTRACT. The aim of the study was to collect and process statistical data about the size of European eel commercial, recreational, and poaching catches and to describe them in detail. Total commercial eel catches in the Oder and Vistula catchment basins in 2011 were 86.8 tonnes. Estimated recreational eel catches were 43.6 tonnes, while poaching catches were estimated to be about 40 tonnes. Total eel catches in the Oder and Vistula catchment basins (including commercial, recreational, poaching) were 170.4 tonnes. This was 25.9% lower than the total catches of 2010. The share of commercial catches was 51%, while the shares of recreatonal and poaching were 25.6% and 23.4%, respctively.
Keywords: European eel, inland waters, catches
Przyjęto po recenzji 26.03.2012 r.