Fyke Nets for the Eel Research Project

We fabricated fyke nets for the Eel Research project, coordinated by the NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program and the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, in partnership with the Water Resources Institute at Cornell University.

 

What are “fyke nets”?  These are large nets set in the mouths of tributaries for six to eight weeks each spring, catching the juvenile eels as they migrate upstream.  Each net is checked daily by volunteers who count and weigh the eels, and then release them back into the stream.

 

For more information on this project: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/49580.html