Save the date! The fourth edition of the World Fish Migration Day will take place on the 16th of May 2020.
The World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) is a global happening devoted to the celebration of open rivers and migratory fish species. During the WFMD, a set of events organised all over the world will champion rivers’ protection and raise awareness about our reliance on free-flowing rivers. From weirs to hydropower dams, too many barriers are blocking fish migration routes and preventing migratory fish species to complete their life cycle, with catastrophic consequences for vulnerable species such as the eel. Happening every two years, the WFMD is coordinated by the World Fish Migration Foundation and aims to connect people of all ages and backgrounds to their rivers.
The 4th edition of the WFMD will take place on the 16th of May 2020 under the motto ‘Love flows’. Hundreds of events from conferences and workshops to fish release events or river clean-ups will be organized by supporting organizations and volunteers coordinated by the World Fish Migration Foundation. Most events will be celebrated on the 16th of May but some will also take place before or afterwards. From New Zealand to Hawaii as well as Europe, events are listed on a map that can be consulted here.
The EAA is a supporter of the WFMD. Anglers are very aware of how much free-flowing rivers matter and are often the first ones to detect any changes in the rivers’ ecosystems. If you are willing to organize your own event or are already involved in one which fits the WFMD idea, feel free to register it through this link. You can also find plenty of ideas and inspiration in the event archives.