Funding pays for eel pass

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AN EEL pass is being installed in Bolton-upon-Dearne to help eels swim over a weir and up the river system, thanks to funding secured by the Don Catchment Rivers Trust from the Environment Agency.

The European eel is among a number of migratory fish under threat, following a massive decline in numbers in recent years.

Eel passes act like a watery staircase which allow young eels to wriggle their way over obstructions.

A spokeswoman for the Don Catchment Rivers Trust said: “Eels are an important creature in our rivers.”