On 21 May 2022, migratory fish will be once again in the spotlight for this fifth edition of the World Fish Migration Day.
The World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) is a highly anticipated biennial celebration dedicated to raise awareness about migratory fish and the rivers they depend on. Migratory fish are endemic species for which free movement inside rivers is a vital condition for their subsistence. Sadly, the state of rivers keeps degrading because of human activities. Which is why the end-goal of this day is to empower people so that NGOs, governments and industry can work together to save free-flowing rivers and restore migratory fish passageways. On this occasion, events are organised around the world, at a local level, to increase public understanding of the importance of migratory fish and how we can reduce our impact on them.
The 5th edition of the WFMD will take place on 21 May 2022, under the theme “Connecting fish, rivers and people”. In line with this theme, a wide range of events will be held including for instance river clean-ups, aquarium/museum exhibits, films screenings or even global webinars.
The EAA and its members are supporters of the WFMD, not only because there are too few opportunities to remind people of the importance of migratory fish in maintaining the river eco-system, but also because the angling experience depends on the preservation of free-flowing rivers. Any organisation wishing to organise its own events can register here
, and can also consult the list of registered events here