Thousands of eels rescued in Somerset

A project to catch a million baby eels on the River Parrett, Somerset gets underway.

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One million baby Eels caught in River Parrett

Young Eels swim in a container Credit: Press Association

Fishermen were hoping to have caught more than a million baby eels on the River Parrett near Bridgwater last night.

They're being moved upstream where they can mature. The eels are an endangered species - but experts say that this year's condition have meant hundreds of millions have been born.

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