Later this month, the World Fisheries Congress is meeting in Japan. One of the sessions in the Congress relates to eel biology and eel management. A number of the eeliad team will be there, and we have a lot to tell the world about the work we’re doing.
More importantly though, the Congress provides an opportunity for our project to link up to other initiatives around the world, and for the development of new collaborations with researchers on other species of eel, like the giant long-finned eel or the Japanese eel. While the geographic areas are different, there is a lot of convergence in the techniques and solutions we are developing to investigate eel biology, and there are a lot of similarities between the life-history strategies of different eel species.
These possibilities really enthuse me, so I’m very disappointed that I won’t be able to attend, but I know that the other members of the eeliad team will do a great job. Good luck to them!