Eels on a Plane

Glass Eels Ltd is a UK company which operates several elver stations on the River Severn and in order to stock the population they use their own aircraft, a Cessna 208B, to transport elvers from various fisheries around Western Europe; the La Rochelle region of France, for example, as well as Spain and lesserly Portugal.

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Although Glass Eels have previous provided elvers for restocking Lough Neagh it is not clear whether further imports have taken place or whether this flight to Newtownards in early March 2017 was to export elvers.