O. Haenen*, R. Konecny°, I. Mladineo^
* Chairperson, co-organizer, Central Veterinary Institute of Wageningen UR, NRL for Fish and Shellfish Diseases, P.O. Box 65, 8200 AB Lelystad, The Netherlands.
° Co-chairperson, co-organizer, Environment Agency Austria, Spittelauer Lände 5, 1090 Vienna, Austria.
^ Local organizer, Institute of Oceanography & Fisheries, Setaliste Ivana Mestrovica 63, 21000 Split, Croatia.
With the globalization of transport of live fish, eel diseases occur at a global level in wild and cultured eel populations. Various parasites, bacteria and viruses are known to cause disease in eel. Wild eel stocks have decreased to a minimum. Apart from exploitation through fisheries, predation by birds, and pollution, disease is thought to play a role in the decline. Since aquaculture of eel is still dependent on wild eel as stock fish, this affects the eel culture directly. In eel culture, additionally, warm water diseases are causing problems, including zoonotic bacterial infections which may harm man.
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Which are the most important diseases of eel?
Which of these diseases may have affected the recruitment of the eel?
Which would be sensible prevention measures?
Which research topics are important for the future on eel diseases? ……and other….
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