This year’s first glass eels arrive in the Netherlands

Published on March 4, 2021

On 15 February, the glass eel monitoring project coordinated by RAVON began this year’s field work. A total of 240 volunteers are sampling glass eels at 45 locations for two evenings a week from 15 February to 30 June.

On the second monitoring day, the first glass eel was captured at Den Helder. RAVON publishes annual regional reports on the glass eel recruitment in the Netherlands, and counts are used to prioritise fish migration measures.

The aim of RAVON is to increase the number of sustainable populations of amphibians, reptiles and freshwater fish in the Netherlands. RAVON has also partnered with Good Fish in the Netherlands to run the Power to the Eel initiative – an EU-wide campaign to save European eel with funding from the National Postcode Lottery.