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Eels (Anguilla Anguilla) are born in the Sargasso Sea and it takes them around three years to reach UK waters. They can live to be 100 years old. Read more about this fascinating species.
Amanda Morgan is one of our volunteer co-ordinators who works with our heritage, environment, engineering and hydrology teams. She's been keeping busy helping eels out on the River Lea lately and she's been kind enough to tell us all about it.
Am I the only person who having returned from holiday each year, vows never again to take more than the occasional day away from the desk? There’s that awful pit of the stomach feeling when you first log on to see hundreds – in my case 788 – unopened emails. You scroll frantically for the things you just didn’t have time to polish off before you departed, hoping against hope that they have not come back to bite you in the derriere.
Last Updated: 21 March 2017
The European Sturgeon is an IUCN Red List Species – critically endangered. This is the same category as Eels, which makes them more endangered than the Black Rhino.
Religious leaders have not particularly featured prominently in fisheries team blogs to date, not unless you count the pope more commonly known as the daddy ruffe in the Midlands and North. Until I came across the life story of Father Oliver Kennedy, I had never expected to be writing a tribute to an Irish Catholic priest.
It's got a variety of different species from the humble gudgeon, roach and perch through to bream, chub and carp and pike. Even the increasingly scarce eel can often be caught here.