Events will be organised locally, under the umbrella of World Fish Migration Day (WFMD), to create awareness about open rivers and free fish migration routes. Our aim is to have more than 250 events around the world on WFMD; starting in New Zealand, following the sun and ending as the sun sets on the west coast of North America. The WFMD will bring global attention for the need for open rivers and free routes for fish migration. It will deliver international press coverage and a global petition will also be developed.

We encourage organisers to be creative with their events, but here are a few examples of what could be done:

  • Field trips, e.g. to rivers, fish passages or sites where dams have been removed
  • Citizen science projects
  • Celebrating the opening of a new fishway
  • River cruises
  • Seminar for professionals on fish passage issues
  • Workshops/talks for members of the public

What will be done with the results?

The global event will be summarized in a visual presentation with the key numbers of the event (number of locations, number of participants, photo’s, films etc). This will be presented to politicians and high-level officers of the European Parliament and possibly to others. Furthermore we will develop a petition “for open rivers and free fish migration routes” to be signed by people around the world. This will as well be presented to politicians worldwide.

World Fish Migration Day 2014 (WFMD)

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