Guidance

Eel and elver passes: design and build

Guidance for fish passes where existing obstructions prevent the safe passage of eel and elver travelling up stream.

Documents

Eel and elver passes: manual for the design and implementation of passage solutions

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Eel manual: overview

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Screening at intakes and outfalls: measures to protect eels

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Stocking European eels

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Monitoring eel and elver populations

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Details

The manual includes criteria for prioritising sites and information on climbing substrates. It considers eel passage solutions at weirs, tidal flap gates and sluices.

Find out when you may need to fit an eel pass or screen to a water structure.

Published 1 February 2011
Last updated 13 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. New link to guidance on when you may need to install an eel pass or eel screen to a water structure.
  2. First published.