Distribution map American eel 1963-1965

1966-1970

1971-1975

1976-1980

1981-1985

1986-1990

1991-1995

1996-2000

2001-2005

Relative Distribution and Abundance of American eel in the Northwestern Atlantic
Derived from the NEFSC Fall Bottom Trawl Surveys


This shows relative American eel stock weight and location. Yellow circles indicate American eel are present, larger circles indicate more American eel , plus sign (+) indicates sampled area where no American eel were found.

The information displayed here represents a timeseries collected consistently since 1963. The Northeast's resource survey constitutes the world's longest and most comprehensive standardized measure of distribution and abundance trends in commercially harvested finfish.

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(File Modified Apr. 12 2007)