What you should do if you catch an eel in the Ottawa River - Ottawa - CBC News

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By Jen Beard, CBC News Ottawa, June 19, 2016

A group of people fishing on the Ottawa River on Monday evening got a surprise when they pulled up the line and at the end was an American eel.

It was a rare catch at Britannia Beach — a man fishing nearby explained that the eel is an endangered species in Ontario and had to be released.

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