Arkadiusz Wołos, Maciej Mickiewicz
ABSTRACT. Survey data regarding the size of commercial, recreational, and poaching catches of European eel was collected from 63 enterprises, and the characteristics of the catches in 2014 were analyzed. Total commercial eel catches in the waters of the Oder and Vistula drainage basins was 77.3 tons, estimated recreational catches were 29.5 tons, and poaching was estimated to be 31.4 tons. The total eel catch (commercial, recreational, and poaching) in the Oder and Vistula drainage basins in 2014 was 138.2 tons, which was 40% lower than that in 2010. Seasonal catch dynamics, the shares of different fishing gears, and the the shares of silver and yellow eels in total fishery catches were determined.
Keywords: European eel, commercial, angler and poaching catches
Przyjęto po recenzji 7.10.2015 r.