The American Eel was once the most abundant and greatest catch in this region; now extirpated, the fish has not been caught in the waters of the Land Between since 1984. This fish is a global icon and marker of climate change and global health. It spawns in the Sargasso Sea and when reaching the waters of North America and Greenland, these fish morph, becoming female: The breeders of future generations are the best swimmers. The American Eel was integral to the culture, practices, health and identity of First Nations, and is arguably the reason that European Settlers could overwinter in this otherwise harsh landscape.
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The Land Between Eel-statement on the project, Josh Skinner
Maintaining links with the past_ Blog July, Josh Skinner