SERT are looking for citizen scientists to monitor the migration of the European eel on the Thames at Molesey Lock. Advanced booking for this training is essential.
Activity Description: The European eel (Anguilla anguilla) is critically endangered and recruitment of young eels into European rivers has rapidly declined over the last 40 years. This free, short training session will teach you everything you need to know about monitoring eels, so there’s no need to have any prior experience. The surveys involve:
- Checking the eel trap
- Counting, measuring and releasing any eels present
- Uploading the data onto the ZSL website
Monitoring runs from April to September, so you can enjoy the summer on the river while collecting vital data to understand eels. Please only book a spot on the training session if you’re able to help out with the monitoring at Molesey Lock. You must attend this session if you want to help monitor eels at Molesey Lock this season.
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This training is part of our Thames Catchment Community Eels project. The project is a partnership, led by Thames Rivers Trust with Action for the River Kennet, South East Rivers Trust and Thames21. We are working together to aid the long-term survival of the European eel.
This project is funded by the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.