Monday 15 November 2010
The Sustainable Eel Group is a charitable group that has been set up with the purpose of encouraging healthy eel populations, distributed throughout their natural range, fulfilling their role in the aquatic environment and capable of supporting sustainable exploitation for the benefit of local economies. To help achieve these aims, the SEG is devising a habitat improvement strategy that will help to identify priority works that will benefit eels and offer the greatest potential for improvement of silver eel spawner escapement.
Key features of the strategy are to produce;
In order to achieve these aims, it is first important to identify habitat improvement works that have been being carried out or are planned by the many organisations that work to improve our environment. In many cases, eel may not be the target species, but they might benefit from the habitat improvement.
Please could you provide information on any of the following habitat works that have been conducted or are planned by your organisation or any others you know of that could benefit eels:
Please provide contact information and brief details, including a brief description of the works and any publications or data, area affected (e.g. m2), a grid reference, sources of funding and any other details you consider relevant. This information will be used to meet the project aims above and made available to those working on eel habitat restoration so that experiences can be shared and future work can be better targeted.
Please can you return this information to Dr Polly Couldrick ([email protected]) by Friday 7th January 2011 so that it can be included in the study and help towards conserving eels.
The Sustainable Eel Group