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Report of the 2007 session of the Joint EIFAC/ICES Working Group on Eels. Bordeaux, France, 3–7 September 2007.

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FAO European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission; International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. Report of the 2007 session of the Joint EIFAC/ICES Working Group on Eels. Bordeaux, France, 3–7 September 2007. EIFAC Occasional Paper. No. 39. ICES CM 2007/ACFM: 23. Rome, FAO/Copenhagen, ICES. 2008. 138p. (Includes a CD-ROM).


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