Redesigned eel traps have been put in at a hydro-electric dam on the River Erne to prevent a repeat of last year’s massive kill of the critically-endangered fish.

Eleven months since 300,000 of the creatures died in traps supposed to aid migration past Cathleen’s Falls in Ballyshannon, a redesigned system will be used from St Patrick’s Day.

Three new traps will be operated by the ESB at the dam and in the Erne estuary with increased water supply, oxygenation and a new material used inside the traps to make it easier for baby eels to climb in….

Breaking 03/03/2015 Read the article ‘New traps to aid eels migration