American Glass Eels

Eel Project Information Page

  • Citizen Science and Community Service!!

    What is the Eel Project you ask?  The eel project is coordinated by the DEC Hudson River Estuary Program and the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, in partnership with NEIWPCC and the Water Resources Institute at Cornell University. During this project, teams of scientists, students, and volunteers collect glass eels using specialized nets and traps on Hudson River tributaries each spring. The juvenile fish are counted, weighed, and released, and other environmental data is recorded. At the end of each season the data is compiled and sent along to the decision-maker. Click here for more information.  We only had a 2-week window this past year but our hope for this year is to have all 6 weeks.