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2014_Nene: Downstream migration of silver eel Anguilla anguilla in the River Nene in 2014
Reeds, J., Carter, L., Bolland, J. (2014) Downstream migration of silver eel Anguilla anguilla in the River Nene in 2014.
Contact: Carter, Liam

Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

There is a paucity of data to assess escapement rates of silver eel from Anglian Northern Rivers. Since eel regulations were introduced in 2007 technology has improved to assist with gaining estimates of this. The River Nene holds a significant eel population; it is also one of the most modified and heavily regulated rivers in the UK. By assessing silver eel migration down the Nene system and subsequent escapement to the North Sea important information on the rivers capability to produce silver eels that are capable of contributing to the spawning stock can be discerned. This will feed back into local and national eel management plans when targeting future eel habitat improvement schemes. Eels used in this study were captured, tagged and released to complete their downstream journey. They were tracked using remote telemetry sensors at set locations at in-river structures.

Biology > Fish, Fisheries > Fish stocks/catches/taggings
Marine/Coastal, Fresh water, Brackish water, Acoustic telemetry, Acoustic Telemetry, Tracking, Pisces

Temporal coverage
31 October 2014 - 1 February 2015
Quasi continuous (< 1 min.)

Taxonomic coverage
Pisces [WoRMS]

University of Hull; Hull International Fisheries Institute (HIFI), moredata creator
Environment Agency (EA), moredata creator

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Parent dataset:
European Tracking Network (ETN) data, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2020-05-06
Information last updated: 2023-05-22
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