Accelerating the recovery of the European Eel
  • eel-damage

    Unscreened hydros and water pumps are a massive killer of eels

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    Glass Eels

  • seproduct

    The first sustainable eel product with kite mark

  • italy-eel-trap

    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.

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    The SEG Eels in the Classroom Programme – restocking a lake with Glass Eels

  • Flood Defence

    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.

  • Elver Eels

    Eels are largely nocturnal and like to hide making population measurement enormously difficult

  • Eel Pass

    Typical eel pass – Green bristles in a wet tray so enabling elver migration over the concrete and steel barriers

  • Silver Eel

    Silver Eel Research Venice November 2011

Sustainable Eel Group is a Europe wide conservation and science led organisation working with partner bodies and individuals to accelerate the eels recovery.

SEG was founded as a not for profit limited company at Fishmongers Hall, London in 2010.

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SEG on Channel 4 ‘Food Unwrapped’

This week Channel 4′s Food Unwrapped programme interviewed SEG as part of an insightful film looking at jellied eel sales in the UK. SEG took …

Glass eels at the top of the elver pass queuing up for the final leg of their three-thousand-mile journey.
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UK’s east coast sees huge increase in elver numbers

Following the huge increase in the number of elvers arriving in the UK’s western estuaries this year, reports have been published of a massive increase …