In October and November of last year, we again attached drift tags to migrating silver eels. The tagging took place in Sweden, Ireland, Spain and France, requiring the coordination and enthusiasm of many of the eeliad team. The returns so far have been very encouraging, coming in from Sweden, Spain, Orkney and France. The data, like that from previous years, has proven to be interesting and revealing. Perhaps the most amazing thing is that the tags get found at all, and I’m constantly amazed by how helpful and interested those that find our tags are. Every time I see a message in the eeliad mailbox, I wonder immediately if we have another tag recovery, and from where and whom.
To all those people who have returned a tag, and who continue to search the tideline for our data-recording flotsam, we thank you!