World Fish Migration Day

21st April 2019

Event Overview

The World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) is a one day global celebration to create awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish and it is coordinated by the World Fish Migration Foundation. On World Fish Migration Day organisations from around the world organise their own event around the common theme of: CONNECTING FISH, RIVERS AND PEOPLE. Many migratory fish species are severely threatened. The main causes are man-made obstacles like dams, weirs and sluices, which disrupt the natural flow of rivers and prevent fish migration. Many fish need to migrate to reproduce, feed and complete their life cycles. Migratory fish make up a crucial link in the food chain and plays an important role in healthy and productive river systems. Furthermore they provide an important food supply and livelihood for millions of people around the world. We would encourage you to dive into one of our favourite resources: The Drop in my Drink which encourages children to question something as vital as water and all the life that relies on it.