Eel Investigations

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WR Ltd have been undertaking eel investigations across a number of water bodies in Somerset on behalf of Wessex Water. Survey work has involved both Fyke netting and electrofishing techniques and has led to the discovery of this iconic fish species upstream of what you would have thought were insurmountable barriers to migration.

The Eel is a red list endangered species. Through their extraordinary life cycle they migrate across the Atlantic to live in our rivers and lakes, where they can grow for decades, before making the return journey to spawn.