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Test of a New Elver Collector at Lilla Edets Power Station (2018)

the question
the conclusion
the question

Jonas Elghagen

European juvenile eel (elver), Anguilla anguilla

How well does the new floating collector compare to conventional elver pipe traps at Lilla Edet?

the conclusion

The single floating collector caught 58-65% of the total elver collected during each of the three time periods assessed, the remainder of the elver were caught via a combination of three conventional pipe traps. Thus, the single Elverator trap outperformed three pipe traps. In addition, the Elverator accommodated a greater range in elver sizes, facilitating increased capture and species diversity.

study report