Eels get helping hand

The Environment Agency is taking steps to increase the eel population in the River Great Ouse.

  1. Stuart Leithes

Eels given helping hand in River Great Ouse

The River Great Ouse which runs through our region is well known for its eel population. The city of Ely in Cambridgeshire is said to have taken its name from the fish - but recently they've been in dramatic decline.

Now the Environment Agency has decided to give them a helping hand migrating up the river - by catching them and lifting them over barriers like sluices, that control the flow of the water.

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