Island Aquatic Ecology

Eel migration- the final act (EELTrek)

  • National Research Project
  • 2019 to 2021

EEL Trek aims to tag and release European eels in the Azores to be able to follow their path to the Sargassum Sea, something that has never been done. Building on this scientific breakthrough, we want to raise awareness to the plight of the European eels. In addition, we would like to turn the Azores into an eel-friendly region. Given the dire situation of the species, an healthy population in the Azores can be crucial.

Funding Institution:

Fundo para a Conservação dos Oceanos.


Dr Ros Wright, Senior Fisheries Technical Specialist, Environment Agency, England, Dr Matthew Gollock, Marine and Freshwater programme manager, Zoological Society of London, UK, Dr Adam Piper, Research Associate in Fish behaviour and Ecohydraulics, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, UK & Dr Alan Walker, Principal Scientist, Freshwater and Diadromous Fisheries, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture (CEFAS), England.