United Kingdom: New laws to help endangered eels swim against the tide

Guardian: New laws could help save critically endangered eels in English and Welsh rivers, the Environment Agency said today. The legislation will require eel passes and screens to be installed in rivers as barriers may prevent from going up or downstream. ­European eels, a traditional east London dish, need to move both ways in the water so they can give birth and grow, but weirs and sluice gates can stop them from migrating. In the river Thames alone the eel ­population has fallen by ......

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