Danish eel researchers set world records – Fishupdate.com

Danish eel researchers set world records Published:  14 July, 2006

IN 2002/2003 DANA FEED Research Centre hosted a research project on artifical reproduction of the European Eel. Researchers

succeeded in artificial fertilisation and in hatching of the larvae, but the larvae only lived for a sort time.

This research project has been further developped by The Danish Institue for Fisheries Research (DIFRES). Although this research project is no longer carried out at the DANA FEED Research Centre, DANA FEED remains involved in the project.

The Danish Institue for Fisheries Research (DIFRES) has announced that

Danish eel researchers set two world records. Danish eel researchers recently succeeded in beating the world record by keeping larvae of the European eel alive for five days The research team is also the first to repeatedly achieve mass hatchings of this species in the laboratory. This represents a breakthrough as it has proven extremely difficult to achieve hatching of the European eel in captivity.

In the long run, the aim of this project is to make it possible to deliver reared eel fry both to aquaculture and to help the threatened eel stock.

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