A new project, to install an eel pass, has been added to the catchment plan for the Upper Lea.
The project, number 16 on the Upper Lea Catchment Plan, developed as a result of discussions at one of the catchment partnership workshops in January 2015. A presentation by the Environment Agency Fisheries Officer on the decline of the European Eel sparked a discussion about what we could do in our area to help this critically endangered fish species. One of the key issues faced by eels is the restriction placed on their movement by weirs, locks and other structures along our rivers. Eel passes are one solution to this problem.
More project details are available on the project page here.