United Kingdom: Eel ‘bypasses’ to be installed across Britain

Telegraph: The legislation will mean owners of weirs and waterways face being ordered to install "eel passes" - a type of chute - or screens that will allow eels to slip past blockages so they can travel upstream to mature, or downstream to spawn. Eels are thought to take up to three years migrating as larvae from the Sargasso Sea to European rivers, where they spend up to 20 years before making the 4,000 mile return journey across the Atlantic to spawn and die. Conservation experts say a ......

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