Decision Looms on Fate of Declining American Eels

Eels used to be widespread throughout the eastern coast of North America, stretching from Greenland as far south as Brazil, but now eel populations have greatly declined due to loss of habitats. The Center for Environmental Science, Accuracy & Reliability, a conservation group based in Fresno, California, has petitioned to list the eels as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

Newsweek

Last updated on 17 September 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
United States of America
Region: 
North America
Threats: 
Habitat loss and degradation
Species group: 
Fish