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24 September 2010

Living North Sea Press Release

LNS Press Release in Amsterdam

Helping eels passing through pumping stations

In order to swim to the sea eels have to pass through pumping stations and hydropower turbines. Most of the eels get injured or 'chopped' in these rotating structures. In the coming years, these problems are being tackled by water managers in the North Sea region by building fish ladders and fish-friendly pumps. This is costly and takes time. In the short term the international Living North Sea project group therefore proposes to act now by implementing innovative solutions. One possibility is that at harmful pumping stations which cannot directly be replaced, eels are caught at one side and released on the other side, similar to toads being helped to cross roads. The Living North Sea project will emphasize.....

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