The European eel is seriously endangered. Over-fishing combined with human impact on the eel’s habitat in the form of environmental pollution and blocked migration routes are factors having a negative impact on the eel’s survival.

To study and improve the eel’s survival rate, Holmen took part in a research project, ‘Krafttag ål’. The project was run jointly by a number of hydro power companies and the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management with the aim of learning more about eel behaviour so as to reduce mortality rates in eel migration past power stations. 

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