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Conger conger age


Richard Lord <[log in to unmask]>


Academic forum on fisheries ecology and related topics <[log in to unmask]>


Thu, 19 Jun 1997 13:52:10 +0100





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Sport fishing charter boats are catching conger eels (Conger conger) over wrecks to the west of Guernsey. Last Sunday an elderly lady caught a conger which weighed 91.5 lb. gutted. The eel's total length was 88.25 inches. I was asked by a fisherman how old I thought the eel was. Christopher Moriarty in his book "Eels - a Natural and Unnatural History" writes that a conger eel kept in an aquarium grew to 40 kgs. in 5 1/2 years. Does someone know if this is the same for wild fish.

Can someone supply me with a table or an equation to translate gutted weight to whole weight for conger eels.

Thank you.

Richard Lord
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Guernsey, GY1 1BQ
Great Britain
Tel: 01481 700688
Fax: 01481 700699

p.s. The eel has since been shipped to France.

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