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Scottish Eel Conference 2022

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Event details

22 April 2022

Edinburgh Napier University,
Craiglockhart Campus,
Colinton Road,

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Units covered

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The event will be a day of diverse talks focused on efforts to better understand and conserve the critically endangered European eel. A list of the speakers are below, with more to be announced!

Guest speakers include:

- Jack Wootton (Forgotten Fish Project)

- Pat Close (Lough Neagh Fisherman’s Cooperative Society)

- Joe Pecorelli (Zoological Society of London)

- Mike Messina (WHOOSHH Innervations)

- Andrew Kerr (Sustainable Eel Group)

- Willem Dekker (Sustainable Eel Group)

- Anna Forbes (Thames Catchment Community Eels Project)

- Plus open Q&A sessions

Talks will focus on the incredible journey of the eel from the Sargasso sea to Europe, the threats facing eels and the work people across the world are doing to preserve eel species. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in the first eel conference in Scotland and shape the conservation of the species. Policy makers and leading professionals will be brought together to discuss the future of eel conservation.

This mysterious animal still hold many secrets and collective efforts are helping to unveil some of the answers. From the enthusiasm generated by this event we aim to increase the efforts to conserve and understand eels in Scotland and further afield as well as diversify funding opportunities for these projects.

You could have your say and be part of influencing the European Eel's future!

Tea, coffee and lunch is included within this free event!

Registration is needed on the day (after pre-booking your ticket). Please let us know if you book a tickets but can no longer make it. Due to ongoing restrictions we have had to limit the event to 100 places, therefore we will be operating a waiting list and any available spaces will be in demand.

If you had previously booked a ticket for the conference (2020), then we apologise that you will be required to rebook, due to the delay in being able to reschedule this event.

Please contact Jack Wootton if you have any questions - [email protected]

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