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Large Longfins found in Selwyn River

Posted July 1st, 2012 in Tuna News by Pat

Eel scientist Dr Don Jellyman with a very large female longfin eel (1.5m long and 14 kg) caught during surveying in the Selwyn River. This eel could easily be over 100 years old! (Photo: NIWA)

Eel scientist Dr Don Jellyman with a very large female longfin eel (1.4 m long and 8.5 kg) caught during surveying in the Selwyn River. Due to the selective removal of larger individuals by fishing, eels this size are now very rare (Photo: NIWA).

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