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The European eel – a slippery tail

22 March 2017, East Hanningfield

12.30pm – 13.30pm. (Attendees should arrive by 12.15 as this event will start promptly at 12.30 and is a 5 minute walk from meeting point).

Event leader: Alan Walker, Senior Fisheries Adviser, CEFAS

There are far fewer European eels in our rivers, lakes and estuaries than there used to be. But eels are a particularly furtive species of fish, active mostly during darkness and rarely seen except when they are accidentally caught by anglers. So how can we say that there are not so many now, and what is to blame? Alan Walker from Cefas will explain how fisheries scientists investigate the eel in our local waters and much further afield, to answer questions such as “how many eels are there?”, “where do they come from?”, “where do they go?” and “how do we affect them?”.

Tea and coffee will be provided

This event is being held at Essex & Suffolk Water’s Water Treatment Works site in East Hanningfield, Essex.  For map and directions, see here >>


This free event is open to CIEEM members and non-members alike (although members will be given priority in the event that it is over-subscribed).  To make a booking, please contact Alex Mueller.

Date 22 Mar 2017 - 12:00
Location Essex & Suffolk Water
Sandon Valley House – Chemical House Conference Room
Canon Barns Road
East Hanningfield

Organiser CIEEM East of England Section (Alex Mueller)