During its complex life cycle, the eel is exposed to many adverse influences such as pollution, overfishing of the young eel stocks (glass eels are a delicacy!), Climate change, diseases, parasites and predators. The eel has been on the "Red List" of endangered species since 1987, and today its stocks are considered "highly endangered" mainly because the glacial eel production on the coasts accounted for two to five percent of the amount at the beginning of the 1960s decreased n is.
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