Somerset wildlife group to release millions of eels into rivers

2023-06-09 17:28:56  • 2 mins

A tank of eels has arrived at a school as part of a project to reintroduce millions of baby eels back into rivers.

Since the 1980s, their numbers in Somerset have dramatically declined.

The Sustainable Eel Project (SEP) has been working to ensure the fish can find safe refuge and thrive again in the county's wetland habitats.

As part of the project's first phase, pupils at Wedmore First School will look after some before they are released.

One student said they were "really excited" for the "little guys" to be at their school.

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