Accelerating the recovery of the European Eel

SEG in the News: Andrew Kerr chats to Chris Evans; Ben Fogle visits the Severn Estuary for the Elver Harvest

Nearly 10 million listeners of the BBC’s Chris Evans Breakfast Show learned all about the work of the Sustainable Eel Group this morning, when Chris Evans chatted to SEG Chairman Andrew Kerr about the group’s work.

Chris EvansSpeaking live on Radio 2 from a Scottish Loch, Andrew told Chris about the challenges facing the European Eel and SEG’s work to accelerate the recovery of the species.

Earlier in the show, Chris and his team heard how Michael Leviseur of the Severn and Wye Smokery was driving thousands of baby eels to Devon as part of the Eels in Schools programme.

You can listen to the Chris Evans show here. Andrew’s interview is timed at 2.14.40 into the show; Michael’s mission to Devon is discussed 12.20 after the start.

 

Last month, Daily Telegraph readers also learned about the SEG Eels in Schools programme when Ben Fogle wrote about his trip to the Severn Estuary to see the elver harvest and the local restocking initiatives.

BenFogleBen’s article is here



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