Research and analysis

Understanding eel and fish behaviour to improve protection and passage at river structures

A study of the behaviour of eels and fish to find better ways to protect them at river structures.

Documents

Understanding eel and fish behaviour to improve protection and passage at river structures: summary

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Understanding eel and fish behaviour: extended summary

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Details

This project studied the behaviour of fish and eels to find better ways to protect them at flood control structures, weirs, hydropower sites and other intakes.

The study showed significant impacts of some river structures on migrating eels, but also that understanding eel behaviour at such structures and intakes in relation to flow could help improve their passage.

Published 28 March 2017