“This country once ran on eels, but now man-made obstacles mean they die before they can complete one of the world’s great migrations”
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It is a long way from the Sargasso Sea to Burnham-on-Sea. Even more so for an eel. First as an egg and then as a tiny, slithery glass eel, they are tossed on the waves and battered by the storms. For two years the fish travel on the currents until, after completing one of the greatest migrations in the natural world, a small portion arrive at a little inlet off the Severn, and a wall of concrete and steel.