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World Fish Migration Day 2020

January 15, 2020

 

By Roxanne Diaz

World Fish Migration Foundation Communications Manager

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IMAGE: Jeremy Monroe

Migratory fishes are a strong, remarkable group of species. There are more than 1,100 freshwater species which migrate a distance of more than 100 km; some swim over 11,000 km over the course of their lifetimes. They navigate using the currents, magnetic fields, and with their sense of taste and smell. Migratory fish are a crucial link in the food chain and play an important role in creating healthy and productive river systems.

 

They support billions of people around the world who depend on them for food, sport, research and intrigue. Because of this, we need to ensure the survival of these species for generations to come. But many times, fishes do not receive the proper attention they deserve.

 

 

 

World Fish Migration Day event in Colombia

IMAGE: Jeremy Monroe (Freshwater's Illustrated)

To raise the awareness of these overlooked species, the World Fish Migration Foundation coordinates World Fish Migration Day every two years. World Fish Migration Day is a one-day global celebration to improve the public's understanding of the importance of migratory fish and free-flowing rivers and how to reduce our impacts on them. On this day, thousands of organizations, schools, aquariums, zoos and communities organize their local events to educate and excite people about migratory fish species and our collective reliance on healthy free-flowing rivers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zeb Hogan from Nat Geo Wild Monsterfish invites you to join World Fish Migration Day on the 16th of May, 2020!

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