Eels live a very long time, sometimes even over 60 years! All European eels breed in one place in the world - in the Sargasso Sea, at a depth of about 1000 m. The young, with the help of the Gulf Stream, return to Europe when they are about 3 years old. Females swim into rivers, males stay in the coastal zone. They stay in freshwater for an average of 7-8 years. Adult eels migrate to the sea, live near the bottom in warm and vegetated areas, and spend the winter buried in mud. The female can reach up to 200 cm in length and weigh 4-6 kg. Males are smaller - up to 60 cm in length.
Hunger is a luxury fish, with exquisite, delicate, firm, white, juicy meat. It has almost no bones, but is fatty and hard to digest. It is usually served from the pan, smoked or marinated.