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

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    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

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    There is hope – Willem Dekker addressing the SEG 5th Anniversary conference in London. 2015

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. Read the SEG Summary Statement

**See our latest June 2015 newsletter ** with all the latest news from the eel world

See governance section for Board composition and minutes.

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The importance of sustainable eel practices was discussed in depth on the BBC’s flagship Countryfile show this week.   Presenter Ellie Harrison joined elvermen, the …

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