3. Conserving Slimy Wrigglers

Themes: Education and monitoring; Ecology and morphology


  • Improve knowledge and understanding of the catchment
  • Increase public engagement and participation
  • Enable fish passage throughout the catchment

Project description

The project aims to make it easier for eels to migrate through the Lea Catchment, from the Thames to Welwyn Garden City.

We will establish an eel conservation group for the Lea Catchment (which will form part of existing partnerships) consisting of individuals and organisations who have already shown a desire to work for eels. Through the partnership we will review current information on in-channel structures in the River Lea which form barriers to eel movement. We will produce an action plan which prioritises which structures should be the subject of measures to ease eel movement. We will create a number of eel passes.

Project lead: Lower Lea Catchment Partnership - Eel Subgroup
Project partners: Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, Environment Agency, Anglers
Funding source: Environment Agency
Project start: March 2015
Project end: August 2015
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Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting.