WCRT is actively contributing to the protection of the significantly declining eel population in the UK by opening up streams where the passage of eels and elvers is restricted / prohibited by man made barriers. Several eel passes to-date have successfully being constructed to aid up-stream passage. Where appropriate, fish easements have been constructed in parallel with the eel passes to improve access for other species. West Cumbria Rivers Trust were funded through the Rivers Trust for many of these projects.

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