Arkadiusz Wołos, Maciej Mickiewicz
ABSTRACT. The aim of the study was to collect and statistically analyze commercial, recreational, and poaching catches of European eel and to describe them. Total commercial catches in the waters of the Oder and Vistula river basins in 2012 was 88.5 tons. Estimated recreational catches were 32.4 tonnes, while total poaching catches of eel were estimated at 30.5 tonnes. The total commercial, recreational, and poaching catch of eel in the Oder and Vistula river basins in 2012 was 151.4 tonnes, which were 11.2% lower than those in 2011. The share of commercial catches was 58.5%, while recreational and poaching catches were 21.4% and 20.1%, respectively.
Keywords: European eel, commercial, angler and poaching catches
Przyjęto po recenzji 19.03.2013 r.