With a life cycle taking them all the way to the Sargasso Sea and a commercial need spanning the globe, American eels are some of the most interesting fish swimming in Florida’s waters.
FWC is mandated by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to monitor young-of-year and adult yellow eels in Florida. Since 2001, data have been collected for eels that inhabit northeast Florida waterways.
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FWRI biologists are studying American eel swimbladder parasites.
FWRI researchers are studying the prevalence of nematodes in the swim bladders of American eels.