Largest Eel Stocking Measure of in Germany

In the water system 2012, 2013 and 2014 total 400,000 eels in 25 different places were exposed to Lune and pipe. That is the largest stocking action in the Club’s history of the fishing sport club Bremerhaven Wesermünde e.V. and in Germany for years.

This year, the fishing sport club Bremerhaven Wesermünde e.V. over a river length of approximately 60 km total has suspended 100,000 stretched for eels with a weight of 5-10 grams per piece in the Lune and pipe. Thus, the Club further continues his stocking action from previous years. Meanwhile, over 400,000 eels in the local waters were suspended as already in the past three years.

At the stocking action were also representatives from politics and economy. Patron Lord Mayor Melf Grantz, the patron Mrs Dr. Christel Happach-Kazan (President of DAFV), the Chairman Werner frank and the President of the national fishing association Bremen, Rainer Schiller, Vice President Rolf libertine stressed the importance of this measure to the support of the eel population in the catchment area of the Weser.

Mayor Melf Grantz, Club member Launer, DAFV President Dr. Christel Happach-Kazan released dozens of eels in their new home.

The cost for the stocking be 35,000 euros. This sum could not alone bring the ASV Bremerhaven Wesermünde e.V. and thus was dependent on funding and sponsorship money. About 55 percent of the total was the rest by sponsors and donations, as well as from the ASV Bremerhaven Wesermünde e.V. Association contributions applied by funding by the State of Bremen,

The eel stocks are endangered in our local waters and are considered threatened by extinction.Therefore, the water snakes were used on the red list of the World Conservation Union IUCN of the endangered species of in Germany.