Young researchers at the forefront of innovative fisheries research work at the interface between fishing communities and conservationists
Fishing for food, income and cultural traditions is part of Europe’s tradition. Three species in particular, the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), European Eel (Anguilla anguilla) and sturgeon family (Acipenseridae), have etched their way into the consciousness of millions of people who recognise them as icons of European fisheries and life. However, this long heritage is now threatened due to many challenges that have pushed two out of these three species onto the red list of critically endangered fish, published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
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