Understanding European eel (Anguilla anguilla) ecology within a Norfolk river catchment to inform eel management
Project duration: 07/2017 – 10/19 Project partners: University of College, London, Zoological Society of London, Econ Ecological Consultancy Ltd., Sustainable Eel Group Contact: Dr. Martin Perrow, Econ Ecological Consultancy Ltd. firstname.lastname@example.org
The full project report will be published soon and will be available via here.
This study was commissioned by the Sustainable Eel Group and funded through a European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) grant, administered by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), project number ENG2083.
This project summary is based on the final report which is awaiting publication. Once published it will be available here.
The goal of the research was to undertake a holistic catchment scale investigation of the spatial distributions, habitat affiliations and movements of the European eel Anguilla anguilla.
To do this, we combined electric fishing, fyke net and telemetry studies across the coastal marshes, river and still waters within a small catchment; the River Glaven, Norfolk, UK.
We also aimed to compare sample methods and provide advice for future surveys.
Finally, the project looked to identify possible conservation measures based on the knowledge gained.