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 Watch out for dead or diseased eels

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PostSubject: Watch out for dead or diseased eels   Tue May 19, 2015 11:19 pm

Please keep an eye out and report anything you see which is remiss. 0800 80 70 60

We have heard that a number of eels are being reported in Scotland in a diseased condition, with mortality also occurring in some instances. This was reported to us from the Dee Rivers Trust, with additional reports on the Spey as well.  We have also discussed these cases with colleagues at the government disease labs in Aberdeen who are currently conducting routine diagnostic tests. We will provide an update when we know more.  

So far we have had no such reports of similar incidents across England or Wales, however I would like to ask you all to be vigilant and please inform us of any issues. I have attached a picture of one of the eels for reference. As you can see there is significant damage to the skin.

Please keep us informed of any reports or if you have any further queries, please get in touch

All the best
Neil Lewin
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PostSubject: Re: Watch out for dead or diseased eels   Wed May 20, 2015 8:08 am

Salmon farms perhaps?

Hopefully we don't see any like this down here. I caught some very lively bootlaces when beach fishing down in Dorset at the weekend, I know they are still said to be endangered but in my experience they are bouncing back now.
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