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In 2005 the price of elvers peaked at £525 per kilogram. They currently fetch around £200 per kilogram.

 

I caught a couple of seconds of Gordon Ramsey cooking some tonight on TV. What's the betting demand rises again?

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You do wonder how Eel stocks will recover if they become the latest trendy food stuff.

 

No doubt if they appeared on Ramseys show the slaves to food fashion will push up demand.

Stephen

 

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I'm amazed and disgusted that this practice is still going on/allowed. It's gotta be as bad as taking Caviar. I reckon it's a sure way of deleting the species and also others in the food chain.

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what i dont get is that he was saying how the population has declined and how they are such a rarity then pan fried them on the bank side

 

it would seem the general message is there isnt many left so get em while you can

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I live in Bridgwater and I must say I get angry at how much elver fishing goes on and the whole process in fact, just so they end up on some Japanese businessman's plate for a stupid amount of money.

 

Some of the guys I fish with go elver fishing, and some even take weeks off work to do it as they'll make a lot more money!!

 

I can't understand how everyone talks about threatened eel/elver stocks, yet nothing is done about stopping fishing for a year or two to allow them time to recover. Depending on the tide, you can see guys lining the banks of the Parrett and I know that not everyone abides by the rules on net sizes etc!

 

There seems to be no common sense on this issue whatsoever.

 

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what i dont get is that he was saying how the population has declined and how they are such a rarity then pan fried them on the bank side

 

it would seem the general message is there isnt many left so get em while you can

 

Not quite

 

The message is, "It's all right for us 'celebrities' to eat rare and endangered species, but the rest of you peasants out there should not - in fact the sooner you get onto eating genetically modified maize and boiled turnips the better, and while you're about it, stop breeding, stop travelling, stop burning precious fuel and concentrate on watching Big Brother"

 

The best thing to do with a bucketful of elvers would be to whizz them up to the top of the watershed and stock a few streams and ponds. But that's illegal innit? DEFRA won't do it themselves, nor allow anyone else to.

 

 

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Can't we import them from countries where they are slightly more abundant for food? Although if they dont start breeding as well as they used to they might soon well be protected.

 

But with foreigners eating all the coarse fish, and the upper classes eating everything else, whats left for our water systems?

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The fact is that there is no scientific basis for banning fishing for them. The scientists STILL don't know whether the eels that swim down our rivers spawn the elvers that come up them.

The baby eels have been tracked from the Sargasso sea, because it's not too difficult to sample the fry in the surface waters, but no-one knows where the adults actually spawn or if any of our eels ever make it across the Atlantic.

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The fact is that there is no scientific basis for banning fishing for them. The scientists STILL don't know whether the eels that swim down our rivers spawn the elvers that come up them.

The baby eels have been tracked from the Sargasso sea, because it's not too difficult to sample the fry in the surface waters, but no-one knows where the adults actually spawn or if any of our eels ever make it across the Atlantic.

 

 

Wich in a way makes the process even more Hienas, as there is no way to measure the impact of the harvest.

Someone once said to me "Dont worry It could be worse." So I didn't, and It was!

 

 

 

 

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