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New Eel Project

Norfolk Rivers is now delivering a Norfolk Coast Partnership Heritage Lottery Fund project working with eels on the River Glaven.  Over the next two and a bit years we aim to find out more about the populations and movements of eels in the Glaven catchment, work to improve their habitat and also deliver some exciting heritage and education work with local schools and communities.  We’ll be working in partnership with a number of organisations including Norfolk Coast Partnership, University College London, The River Glaven Conservation Group, CEFAS, EIFCA, the Environment Agency, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Hot Hall and the National Trust, each of whom has a specific interest in the mysterious eel.

Although we know that eel numbers have declined precipitously in recent decades we’ve already had some success recording elvers moving into the Glaven and older eels in the river and associated ponds and lakes.  The Eel Project will have  its own page on our website soon.  We’re desperate for any local information on eels, particularly in the Glaven valley but also from Norfolk generally, so please do get in touch if you have any pictures, or tales, or questions or even old eel catching equipment.

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