Unscreened hydros and water pumps are a massive killer of eels
The first sustainable eel product with kite mark
The great eel house at the once vast wetlands of Castiglione Della Pescaia, Tuscany Italy. Lost habitat is a major cause of the eel’s decline.
The SEG Eels in the Classroom Programme – restocking a lake with Glass Eels
The West Facing Rivers of Europe are barricaded by 10,000′s of flood defence barriers. These concrete walls and steel doors prevent the eels entering their nursery habitats which are essential for the transition from glass eel to pigmented juvenile.
Eels are largely nocturnal and like to hide making population measurement enormously difficult
Typical eel pass – Green bristles in a wet tray so enabling elver migration over the concrete and steel barriers
Silver Eel Research Venice November 2011
SEG was founded as a not for profit limited company at Fishmongers Hall, London in 2010.
Institute of Fisheries Management alongside the Environment Agency, SEG and the Rivers Trust will hold a two day Conference that will bring together at a European Level those people implementing eel management plans and taking action to support the eel.
SEG was formed to take practical action to support the recovery of the European Eel by bringing together people and leaders who really care about the eel from all backgrounds Science, Conservation and the Commercial worlds.
The eels return to abundance is our goal and most of SEG’s resources are targeted at the immediate conservation issues such as unblocking migratory pathways, screening turbines and pumps, creating habitat and of course restocking the rivers and wetlands of Europe where the glass eels are unable to reach.
SEG believes that eel fishing and the industry must immediately adopt sustainable practices – accordingly SEG Conservationists and Scientists have created the SEG Standard and are only prepared to support those parts of the fishery and industry that are independently assessed as meeting the standard.