Revolutionary Floating Elver Collector Design Components
The Elverator has been developed to safely, efficiently, and effectively collect migratory eels (elver) that encounter barriers as they swim upstream. It is 300% more effective than other collection methods.
About The Elverator
Glass eels have been in dangerous decline for many years.
Increased regulation to protect them has required new thought.
Many biologists and hydroelectric producers have found that traditional eel traps, often simple land-based ramp systems, have not been good enough to reverse the elver species decline, or to satisfy regulatory authorities in charge of their protection.
The Elverator, the new Whooshh “Floating Elver Collector” is an effective new system that captures hundreds more elvers and can help to reverse the decline in eel populations.
Flow rate and climbing substrate are influential features that directly impact the ability of elver to find and effectively climb. Typically, elver prefer the dark and generally are found to climb ramps at night. Bird and rodent predation of climbing elver can impact survival and collection success.
Elver behavior considerations were incorporated into the design components to increase elver attraction and facilitate ease of passage from the waterway into the collector.